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    Posted 4 years ago

    Masterpearl
    (28 items)

    Purchased this wonderful lighter last week . I was really impressed by the design and shape. At first I thought it was Art Deco ,did some research and I believe it's mid century. If someone out there has any info I would really appreciate it. It was made in England.

    Many thanks ahead of time

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    1. michaeln544 michaeln544, 4 years ago
      My father had one in the 1960s, he smoked 40 embassy a day, he bought it from new , I think it was in 1966
    2. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 4 years ago
      Thanks Michael
      the year helps, I'll keep researching.
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      I LOVE a Great looking Lighter. There is just something about them!!

      SWEET !!
    4. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 4 years ago
      I agree with you Rose.
      This one makes me feel like going to the moon.
    5. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      They look a lot like the lighters I've seen with an ash tray stand. The lighters were built in to the stand.
    6. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      BTW I've never seen one that was 14ct gold in a ashtray so im probably wrong.
    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      lol....It is the movement it has in the Style...
    8. Padit, 3 years ago
      Masterpearl, Just happened along on your post and recognized your Ronson lighter. My father always used them back in the 50's and I remember them well. He always was very well dressed and purchased things of high value. This is the design/type of Ronson that he used in atleast the 1950's that I can verify in regard to the time period.
    9. razzyjazzy razzyjazzy, 3 years ago
      You can see the mid-century styling in the nod to the "rocket" style of the old car fenders from the 50's.
    10. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      Thank You razzjazzy and Padit
      You're both right about the style reminiscent of the 50s.
      I like how you compared it to car fenders and rockets. I guess this is what they call naustalgias.
    11. Padit, 3 years ago
      Masterpearl, Yes, he had to have his Cadillacs too.
    12. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      Those where the days Padit
    13. razzyjazzy razzyjazzy, 3 years ago
      I have a Singer sewing machine nicknamed "The Rocketeer" that is so iconic of that swooped style. In fact, I have a whole collection of mid-century machines that have auto-inspired "dashboard" instrumentation. They also stopped using the black japanned finish and began using the colorful auto paints too. Some of my favorites are Morse. Anyway, that lighter reminds me of my Rocketeer.
    14. Masterpearl Masterpearl, 3 years ago
      razzyjazzy
      I know what you mean.
      I never paid much attention in the past but now when I see items like the lighter I think of George and The Jetsons.
      Watching the cartoon as a kid I never imagined we'd be living it.

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