You don't have to be a smoker to enjoy the elegant lines of this classic piece of Americana. The mid-century style and satellite shape give away it's age, it was produced from 1952 to 1954 and certainly has that eye-catching look from a highly stylized era. This heavy nickel chrome lighter will be a nice addition to any tobacciana collection or to simply light a nice cigarette or cigar. No matter how this fantastic lighter is appreciated, you definitely will have a conversation starter and a real solid piece of American culture.
The Ronson Tempo was manufactured since 1954 both in Toronto (Canada) and Newark (N.J.), and marketed till 1956. This futuristic table lighter is oval shaped and it uses the face-lifted Ronson standard fitment. It was manufactured in three different finishes, the chrome-plated version, cooper plate and partly chrome plate and partly covered with a thin layer of black paint. Marked on the bottom "RONSON (R) - NEWARK N.J. U.S.A - U.S. PATENT 2.481.195 - (R )- RONSON - TEMPO". Excellent vintage condition; will need new flint and fluid.