Ronson Touch Tip Lighter 1930s Octette Table Lighter Art Deco Black Enamel Excellent Working Lighter
Here's a wonderful working 1930's black enamel Ronson Touch Tip Octette table lighter.
This the first iteration of this style of lighter, and is the pre WWII model. The lighter works by removing the wand and pushing the tip of the wand down on to the striker post. To fill the lighter you just remove the wand and add fluid into the hole where the wand resides. A very easy to fill and use lighter with no tools needed.
It is made of chrome metal accents with a metal body that has a shiny black enamel finish. The piece also has a protective green felt bottom. It's in lovely cosmetic condition, with only very minor signs of usage wear to the chrome, and no missing enamel. Any light spots on the shiny black enamel are reflections. It has a blank chrome plate cartouche on the front for engraving initials. It comes with an instruction sheet for use and care, as well as a couple additional Ronson Firebronze extra length flints; perfect to keep this piece working great for years to come.
This piece measures approximately 3.6 inches in width by 3.6 inches in height and is 2.6 inches in depth. It's a heavy piece, and our shipping price reflects the cost to ship this piece with insurance included.
The Ronson Touch-Tip Octette table lighter was made between 1935 and 1951 by Ronson Art Metal Works Inc. based in Newark, New Jersey. This lighter began a very successful era for Ronson Touch-Tip series of lighters; which pushed out the strike lighters from the market. During the years the Octette model was modified slightly; at the beginning it was manufactured with a rectangular cover over the flint wheel and a round-shaft wand, as is this piece. Since 1942 the cover over the flint wheel was half circled and the wand had a square shaft and a tapered cone knob.
This piece would make a fabulous addition to your lighter collection, and is perfect for daily use. Great for lighting pipes, cigars and cigarettes, as well as a wonderful candle lighter. Most of these touch tip lighters that you find on the internet aren't in working condition, so don't miss out on this working one.
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