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Rare Vintage Ronson Midget "ARMCO" Advertising Strike Pocket Lighter - Figure 4Figure 4 in the Ronson book by Urban Cummings. First manufactured in 1914. Measures 1 3/4" H x 1" W x 1/2" D.
A logo for ARMCO American Ingot Iron is affixed to the front side. The back side is stamped "Nebraska Culvert & Mfg. Co., Wahoo, Nebraska". One edge of the lighter is stamped "Wonderliter Midget". The other edge is stamped "A.M.W. Newark, N.J.". Original strike wand screws out and in. Chain ring on the side. This example is very similar to the one shown in the Ronson book. The only difference I see is that this one is missing the chain. Missing flint strip.
A quick search of the web brought up the following:
The American Rolling Mill Company (ARMCO) was founded by George Verity in Middletown, Ohio, in December 1899, and produced its first steel in 1901.
it appears the Nebraska Culvert & Manufacturing Company was founded in Yahoo, Nebraska in 1909. Not a lot of information on this company that I could find.
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