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Ronson Variflame Premier Cigarette Lighter, The original adjustable flame butane lighter

May 23, 2013
Ronson Variflame Premier

Ronson Variflame Premier

Here’s one more on vintage cigarette lighters / tobacciana collectibles.

THE  RONSON VARIFLAME PREMIER. The original adjustable flame butane cigarette lighter.

Always the pioneer in innovation and design Ronson introduced this Classic in 1957. It was one of ,if not, the first adjustable  flame butane lighters. Its classic modernist styling and smooth operation made it an indispensable accessory to the movies, magazines and stars of the day. An icon of any age, this lighter is proof that true style never goes out of fashion. With it’s JET AGE Styling the Variflame set new standards in lighter design.

Although the Ronson Variflame was patent protected. This did  not stop other manufacturers from copying it. In a  1962 ruling  Ichikawa Sangyo, Aiwa Kaguku, Toho Sangyo and Toyo Aerosol  Kogyo agreed to stop production of lighters that infringed Ronson’s patent.

This is a true classic design that seems as fresh today as it din in 1957.

Measures: 2.3 inches Length x 1.5 Height x 0.5 Depth Weighs: 2.3 ounces

Ronson Variflame Premier Lighter 1957

Variflame Premier, The original adjustable flame butane lighter

A few examples are shown at RONSON LIGHTERS  For a brief history RONSON. Find a more complete history at Vintage Ronson

Additions Antiques specializes in a variety of interesting antiques and collectibles.

My name is Gary, I have been collecting Vintage cigarette lighters for over 30 years. I also have collections of other antiques and collectibles including Antique Cameras, Vintage Fountain Pens, Watches, Casino and Gambling Collectibles and Pub, Tavern and Brewery items. I recently launched ADDTIQUES.COM where I offer some of my treasures for sale. I also include history and other information on the items offered when possible. In addition to antique and vintage items there are also some quality antique reproductions offered.

I plan to add weekly posts with information on items that I find interesting. I hope some of you also found this of interest. Let me know what you think

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