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Thorens Lighters

Published: August 1, 2021
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Thorens was a maker of phonographs, music boxes and cigarette lighters establised by Hermann Thorens in St Croix, Switzerland in 1883.  Various models of cigarette lighter were produced from 1913 to 1964, but now the company is only producing phonograph equipment. Their most sought after lighter models are of the 1920s to 1930s era.

Thorens lighters

In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix (Ste-Croix), Vaud, Switzerland by Hermann Thorens. An initial producer of musical boxes and clock movements (which they were still producing in the 1950s), they started producing Edison-type phonographs in 1903, followed a few years later by horn gramophones, which remained in the range for several decades until they were replaced by turntables. Meanwhile, thay also also started producing harmonica and lighters.

Between 1913 and 1964 Thorens manufactured more than 5 million pocket lighters to help establish the Thorens identity worldwide. The most notable lighter they produced was the button actuated "automatic lighter".

Thorens Lighters value and price guide

What's your Thorens lighters worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.

Item Title Date Price
Thorens rare thorens single claw Rare Thorens Single Claw Sterling Silver 06/2021 $ 1 816.45
Thorens ART DECO THORENS TELEFLAM PIPE ART DECO THORENS TELEFLAM PIPE 06/2021 $ 1 384.46
Thorens RARE PETROL LIGHTER TURKISH RARE PETROL LIGHTER TURKISH THORENS 1930 07/2021 $ 703.14
Thorens Thorens Single Claw Lighter Thorens Single Claw Lighter Swiss Made 08/2021 $ 599.54
Thorens Early Thorens Double Claw Early Thorens Double Claw Lighter 09/2021 $ 527.36
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