Great WWII Ronson GI Lighter Named to American Red Cross (ARC) Nurse Anne Poteat (Served in ETO)
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Great WWII Ronson GI Lighter Named to American Red Cross (ARC) Nurse Anne Poteat (Served in ETO)

Code: oli20003arc

$285.00




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ARTIFACT: Discovered recently in New Hampshire, this great Ronson "GI" lighter from World War II originally belonged to American Red Cross (ARC) nurse Anne Poteat. The lighter has Anne's full name scratch engraved on one side and "ARC" on the opposite side. Serving in the European Theatre of Operations, Poteat directed an ARC club, worked in France at air bases and then followed General Patton's troops through Germany. Born in China to missionary parents, Anne was educated at the Shanghai American School and went to college in the States. In 1945 she went to her family in Pennsylvania, married, and finally settled in New Hampton, New Hampshire, where she taught English for several years. She passed away in 2011.

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 2" in height and 1-11/16" in width and 3/8" in thickness.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted steel.

ATTACHMENT: Screws in base.

MARKINGS: DES PAT. 74248; RONSON NEWARK N.J.and patent numbers on bottom.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII cigarette lighter collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. Ebay VAJX13 LBHEX11/13

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The lighter has some light to medium wear and abrasions.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.