Presentation of First Automatic Lighter to Museum of History and Technology

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F18_001]

Creator: United Public Relations, Inc

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1959

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 18, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F18_001

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Summary

Presentation of first automatic lighter, known as the "Banjo," by Ronson Corporation to Museum of History and Technology, for display in the Hall of Heat and Lighting in the Arts and Industries Building, with Louis V. Aronson II, president of Ronson, and C. Malcom Watkins, acting curator in the Division of Cultural History.

Subject

  • Watkins, C. Malcolm
  • Aronson, Louis V.,℗ ℗1870-1940
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.).℗ ℗Division of Cultural History
  • Ronson Corporation

Notes

Invented by Louis V. Aronson and first marketed in 1926.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 18, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F18_001

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1959
  • December 1959

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  • In Copyright

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Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F18_001]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;

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