The Ronson Mastercase is a stunning cigarette case with a built-in lighter mechanism and was very popular back in the day. First manufactured in 1933 and in production for almost twenty years. Holds 14 cigarettes (small ones, since the case was made before the invention of filter cigarettes).

The Mastercase was made in more than a hundred designs; all combinations of enamels, engine-turned, engraved, and floral patterns that Ronson Offered. Officially marked “De-Light Mastercase”, the very first nickel-plated model had a De-Light fitment with more square corners and was flatter than the final version. The early models are simply marked “Mastercase”.


Cummings, U. K. (2000). Ronson, the World’s Greatest Lighter: Wick Lighters, 1913-2000. Adfo Books.

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