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World War 2 Ronson Service Lighter

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I love the beautiful, authentic wear from age this World World II era Ronson Standard shows. Aesthetically, I find the random melding of copper, aluminum, and black crackle finishes very appealing. Historically, its battered-but-unbroken appearance parallels the hells of war our service men endured during the horrific battles in both the European and the Pacific theaters. Originally, the lighter was covered in a black textured finish specifically chosen for military use. The black finish was used so soldiers could smoke covertly, reducing the likelihood of light reflecting off a polished metallic finish that could inadvertently disclosing their location in the field. And, the textured finish made the lighter easier to grip and hold in the trenches of battle. There are still subtle traces of this finish on the lighter body and surface under the plunger/snuffer cap (see photo #4, that blackness is not soot).

This lighter works great and will be shipped with a flint and without fluid. (Please do not store this lighter with the flint though, as it will deteriorate and become impacted over time.) I've fully disassembled and cleaned its firing mechanism, unblocked the flint chamber, installed a new NOS age-appropriate Ronson wick, repacked the fuel chamber, and restored this rugged gem to full working order. I've also cleaned all interior/exterior elements of the lighter body to remove any major grim from age and use, taking great care not to alter the lighter's authentic condition. I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this lighter. Please take a look and feel free to ask any questions.

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. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

World War 2 Ronson Service Lighter


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: copper, aluminum, wick, flint
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 649 reviews
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