Vintage Evans Ashtray and Lighter Set, Mid Century Modern, Atomic Fish Motif, Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set,
Approximate dimensions of ashtray:
Height 1 ½”
Diameter (rim to rim) 5 ½”
Diameter (foot) 2”
Approximate dimensions of lighter:
Height 2 ¼”
Diameter (rim to rim) 4 ½”
Diameter (foot) 1 ¾”
The set is in excellent condition, without any cracks or chips, crazing or scratches. Magnificent condition.
Selling the set for one price.
The Evans Company, located in Attleboro Massachusetts first began as handbag and accessory manufacturer in the early teens. By the early to mid 20’s they began producing lighters using the lift arm system, similar to the system used by Alfred Dunhill except that the flint wheel was mounted vertically rather than horizontally. The Evans Company produced many beautiful lighters with this system incorporating enameled designed cases to house the mechanism. They made matching cigarette cases and many beautiful perfume atomizers with similar designed cases. When the Ronson system began to take on more popularity due to its ease of use, The Evans Company made their own version of the one press system called the Trig-a-lite mechanism and quickly the Ronson Company started a lawsuit against Evans for copying their system. Litigation when on for many years and finally Ronson won and Evans had to settle with Ronson. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, the Evans Company produced hundreds of decorative table lighters using beautiful enameled bases in various shapes, many in the shapes of fruits and used the same lighter unit in all their models. This lighter unit was easy to fit into any decorative base and was used for many years. With the advent of the butane system, Evans designed the same size unit in butane so that users could easily convert their decorative bases into butane lighters. The Evans Company produced lighters into the 1970’s.
Let's talk about ashtrays. They never got any respect. They were the last things to get thrown into the dishwater at the bar (and probably chucked in from five feet away), dropped and beaten, thousands of cigars and cigarettes violently snubbed out in their faces over the years...It was a hard life for the best of them. Now they are either becoming a thing of the past or they are finding newer uses (check appropriate state laws.) They're survivors. There may be a couple of rough spots, but nothing that will hurt you to handle, or wash. They are useful conversation starters, and can be core decor. We assure you that if we're offering them to you, they are (of course) fabulous enough for us to even consider selling them.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We sell select vintage items. They are not new, and rarely look new. They are, in many cases, older than we are, and have seen life and times. We do not repair or replace parts on any of the items we sell. They came to us in the condition they are now, and are sold as is.
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