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One of Ronson's very early and more rare case lighters, this chromium plated Sportcase was first manufactured in 1936. It features a creme enamel finish with violet and green floral accents enshrouding the engraved monogram shield. The slender Sportcase holds 10 non-filter cigarettes (or Marlboro 72s) with a built-in cigarette lighter in the top. This piece shows a good bit of wear and micro-cracks in the antique enamel finish -- but no major scratches, dents or pings. The cigarette case door opens and closes easily, and latches securely. The inside spring clips which keep cigarettes in place are still good and strong. In excellent condition, this Ronson Sportcase is valued between $100 - $300. Even though this model and finish are quite rare, I'm offering this Ronson for a much lower price because of its well-worn condition.

I've restored this Sportcase to working condition, though it is not as reliable as I'd like. It should be considered a fully functional, but somewhat temperamental, display piece. I've fully disassembled and cleaned its firing mechanism, replaced the file wheel and clutch with authentic Ronson parts, unblocked the flint chamber, and trimmed/tested the original wick to restored the rare case lighter to working order. It will be shipped with a new flint and without fluid. (If you plan to only display this lighter, please remove the flint so it does not deteriorate and become re-impacted over time.) I've also gently cleaned all interior/exterior elements of the case to remove the any major char, soot and grim from age and previous use without altering it's authentic condition. I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this lighter's condition. Please take a look and feel free to ask any questions.

Shipping cost is for delivery in a USPS Small-Size Priority Mail box. FREE SHIPPING if you order more than one item (U.S. customers only) and free local pick-up from my shop on Antique Row in Baltimore. Non-US customers, please contact me for shipping options/costs to countries not listed below. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

Working 1930s Ronson Sportcase Lighter with creme enamel


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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