1950s Ronson Trophy Table Lighter in Lucite with multi-color oval motif - Rehabbed and working, 420, Table Lighter, 1950s

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1950s Ronson Trophy Table Lighter in Lucite with multi-color oval motif - cleaned and rehabbed with a new flint. Lighter strike mechanism was disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. Flint tube was cleared of a seized flint and a vintage ronson red flint was installed. Wick was trimmed. Cotton packing was in good condition and was not replaced. Screw threads for gas fill region and flint region were cleaned and oiled. The lighter was then tested with a few drops of lighter fluid on the wick to ensure proper function. Used but not abused, shows some light storage markings otherwise brilliantly clean. The lighter will be shipped to you with no fluid as per USPS regulation. Add Ronson or Zippo brand lighter fluid and its ready to put into everyday use.

History:

The Ronson Trophy Table Lighter was first manufactured in 1950 both in Newark, New Jersey, USA and in London, England. It is a solid oval-shaped petrol (wick) lighter with an interesting range of motifs covered with a thick transparent plastic. The Ronson Trophy was manufactured probably until the year 1957.

This handsomely designed brass chromium plated desk lighter was based on the Adonis lighter fitment. Known Ronson Trophy motifs:

antique train motif,
carriage scene motif,
multi-color oval motif (see picture),
ships motif,
red roses motif.

This wick lighter was also available as an advertising medium. Known advertisers: Nash Honor Club, '57 Ford Ranchero, Martin Aircraft, Four Rouses Whiskey, Frankfort Distillers Corp, Early Times and Old Forester Whiskey which are rare.

This is a great conversational piece, a lighter that no one will walk off with by mistake like your cheap disposables. Put it on the table for cigar & cigarette smoking, or if you are lucky enough to live in Colorado and Washington a proper 420 session.

Another fine vintage item from Steamcrunk.

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