This Ronson Penciliter was manufactured between 1935 and 1948 both in the USA and England was the first combination of a one-motion wick lighter and super-fine propel-repel mechanical pencil. This combo was patented by Louis V. Aronson in the United States Patent Office on the 11th of June 1934. See patent no. 92,996 for more details. Robson started out in the late 1800’s as the Art Medal Works in Newark, New Jersey. The company sold many smoking related items such as pocket lighters, table lighters and pipe stands. The Penciliter was extremely popular and sold in both the United States and England.
This lighter is in very good condition with flint that still sparks when the lighter is activated. There is lead in the pencil and it can still be used. For example I wrote my notes for this listing with the Penciliter. I did not add lighter fluid because of shipping restrictions. The lighter has been engraved by the original owner with a S with a smaller O and C inside the S. The penciliter is 5 3/4 inches long. It has a nice weight and is easy to use. A great addition to a pencil or lighter collection.
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