Cigarette case lighter Ronson chrome vintage Art Deco unused, new old stock, nos. In excellent condition with only very faint surface handling marks (never used). Measures 4-1/4" x 2-1/2". A really special piece of Tobacciana. New Ronson "Red Skin" flint has been installed. Sparks well, just needs lighter fluid. Please note, we cannot by law ship this with lighter fluid. In excellent condition, circa 1933-1953. U.S. Patent #19023. Invented by Louis V. Aronson, patent filed December 1, 1933. With original outer cardboard box with foil and paper labels intact, protective felt pouch, and instructions. Near Mint Unused Old Stock!
The cases will hold shorts, hand rolled cheroots, marijuana joints, filterless cigarettes, UP TO 70mm (2-3/4") in length. Also good to hold rolling papers. The perfect anniversary gift or wedding gifts for the groom and groomsmen. They also make fine birthday and graduation gifts.
70mm cigarettes were the original cigarette size and are typically 2 3/4 inches long. These were traditionally filterless cigarettes and were the dominant size before the popular filtered cigarette started to dominate the market. This size is still very popular with the roll-your-own community, but are less popular from a commercial standpoint. Once the filter tipped cigarette came out in the late 1950's, these started to decline in popularity. By the mid to late 1960's the filter tip cigarette had started to dominate the market, but these were still very popular due to the large amount of people who were used to smoking this size cigarette. These are still widely available, but not very popular in the modern day.
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