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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    There are plenty of Ronson wick lighters from the 1940s and 50s on ebay and they rarely cost much unless they are a particularly rare or sought after model.

    For some reason or other there isn't...
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    A tip of advice for users of Ronson wick lighters that doesn't appear to be well published. Many models have screw in filler caps for the lighter fluid and the sealing gasket perishes with age, or...
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    That is a Ronson Varaflame Premier.

    Refillable butane lighters probably had attractive selling points in the late 1950s through to the early 1970s. Fill them with a shot of butane once a year or...
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    One thing about Zippos is that if you have seen one you have seen them all as the basic design is identical for every lighter. They differ only by the images and logos on them.
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    It intrigues me why Zippo thrived and has been described as "a legendary and distinct symbol of America" yet Ronson which quoted itself as "World's Greatest Lighter" declined and faded before...
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    My mum told me that butane lighters were once popular Christmas presents but the buyer would often forget to buy a can of butane. Lighters are sold empty for safety reasons and so that they can be...
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    Re: Refillable Cigarette Lighters

    Table lighters seem to have disappeared. I have a few with wooden and onyx bases, fitted with Ronson wick lighter inserts.

    I think that the inserts date from the 1950s as Ronson seemed to change ...
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