This wonderfully animated vintage striker Bulldog lighter has it’s original foil label “Fashioned By Ronson” on the bottom. It was catalogued as the “Running Bulldog” and was made in 1937. It doubles as a pipe holder and measures 4 x 4 inches. It has a beautiful copper plate finish over base metal, a striker plate on the base, and is wearing a nice studded collar. It is in beautiful condition with just some normal age darkening to the finish inside the ears and pipe rest. This lighter is not often seen and to have the original label is even more rare. The Ronson Company started in the 1890's in Newark, NJ as the "Art Metal Works Company". In the beginning, the company designed a number of decorative products for example trophies, figurines, bookends, table lamps, incense burners, and various home related objects. It wasn’t until 1923 that the founder Louis V. Aronson created his very first lighter and also got it patented.
Ronson Striker Lighter French Bulldog/Boston Terrier Foil Label