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Ronson Lighters

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A-C    D-F    G-P    Princess-R    S-T    V-W   

Ronson's primary patent, also found on other brands, such as Evans and Elgin American, is this one: Patent - the Banjo Patent reissued from the Original Patent.

Fashion Academy Gold Medal AwardFuel & Flint Servicing Change - 1954

Beginning with some 1954 models a change was made to the apparatus for fueling and replacing flint. This featured the bottom that pulls away from the body for filling. A tiny "O-ring" sort of gasket goes around the inside of the base to provide the seal when it is closed so the fluid won't leak. The screw in the center allows access to replace the flint.

To the right is a 1956 ad promoting this feature as it had been adopted on more models by then - CLICK HERE for enlarged view of ad

Ronson Fantasy Table Lighter
Ronson Princess Lighter Ronson Whirlwind Lighter

Ronson Adonis Lighter

Introduced in 1947 the Adonis was made in at least 45 different versions. This example from 1950.

Patent

 
  Ronson Adonis Lighter
Rhinestone Encrusted late 1940s
Ronson Adonis Lighter
HdK-0AF c. 1950

Ronson Banjo Lighter

First made in 1926, this is the first "automatic", one-motion lighter; "Press It's Lit - Release It's Out". A replica was made and issued in the 1980s. The replica version says "World's First Automatic Lighter" on it.

 
Ronson Banjo Lighter
Table Lighter
Patent
Replica Ronson Banjo Lighter
Replica
Ronson Banjo Lighter
Original

Ronson Banker Lighter

First made in 1937 with at least 16 designs.

Ronson Banker Lighter
HVK-0B0 c. 1949

Ronson Bartender Striker Table Lighter

First made in 1936

Another View    Patent

Ronson Bartender Striker Table Lighter

Ronson Bolero Table Lighter

First made in 1954 and came as a set - lighter & ashtray

Another View

Ronson Bolero Table Lighter

Ronson Buddha Striker Lighter

First made in circa 1920 - originally made as an incense burner (tray in front) and reconfigured as a lighter. Unmarked but in Ronson catalog pages.

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Ronson Buddha Striker Lighter

Ronson Cadet Lighter

Brought out in 1959 along with the Cadet Mini, this lighter was made only in England in at least 3 versions - one of which has a wind shield.

British Patent

Ronson Cadet Lighter
HbK-0CD
Ronson Cadet Lighter
JJK-0AB
Ronson Cadet Lighter
KFK-0BE
Another View
Ronson Cadet Lighter
JDK-0AG
Another View

Ronson Cadet Adonis Lighter

This lighter (C-208) isn't in 'The Book' and I can't find any exact dating - likely early 1960s. This lighter was made only in England - as all Cadets.
LBK-0BC

Another View    Another View    British Patent 1    British Patent 2

Ronson Cadet Adonis Lighter

Ronson Cadet Mini Lighter

This is a short version of the Cadet and was brought out in 1959. This lighter was made only in England in 4 patterns.
HRK-0AB

 

Ronson Cadet Mini Lighter

Ronson Capri Lighter

The Capri was introduced in 1954 with a new style fitment that gradually replaced the old on all models. This lighter was offered in 15 styles.
IMK-00G

Ronson Capri Lighter

Ronson Colonial Table Lighter

First manufactured in 1936.

Ronson Colonial Table Lighter

Ronson Colonnade Touch Tip Lighter

First manufactured in 1940. This is a unique two-tone gold example from the late 1940s. See: 10 Rare & Unusual Ronson Lighters

Ronson Colonnade Touch Tip Lighter

Ronson Crown Table Lighter

First manufactured in 1936. The Crown was made in combination with wood and metal cigarette trays, metal trays, cigarette urn and candle holders.

 
  Ronson Crown Table Lighter Ronson Crown Table Lighter

Ronson Cupid Table Lighter

First manufactured in 1956. Named 'Cupid' because of the 3 cherubs attached to the body. Has the same lighter fitment as the Ronson Essex.

Ronson Cupid Table Lighter
A-C    D-F    G-P    Princess-R    S-T    V-W   
Lighters:    #-A    Ac    Ami    B    Bowers    Br    Camel, etc.    C    Ch    Cl    Co    Com    Cor    D    Dunhill    E    F    Evans    G    H    I-J    K    Ke    L    M    Maj    Mas    Mete    N    Negbaur    O    MIOJ    P    Pak    Pe    Po-Q    R-Ri    Ro-Rv    Ronson    S    Se    Str    Sup    T    Thorens    U-We    Wh-Z    Unbranded    Ashtrays    Collections    Misc Items      PLEASE NOTE: Some enlargements may require scrolling to see the whole image.