A.S.R. Corporation

Brooklyn, NY (USA)

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The American Safety Razor Company (ASR) was founded in 1906 by the merger of two earlier razor-related companies. Originally based in Brooklyn, the company is best known for its shaving-related products and only produced lighters for about ten years. The earliest patent date for the semi-automatic mechanism design used for all ASR lighters was applied for on December 19, 1945. The Brooklyn factory was forced to relocate in 1954; lighter production likely ceased at this point.


American Safety Razor Co.

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ASR Lighter

pocket lighters

ASR Lighter Case

cigarette case with built-in lighter

ASR Classic

table lighters

ASR Ascot Demi-Tasse

table lighters & smoking sets

ASR Heart Locket

pocket lighter

ASR Heritage Set

table lighters & smoking sets

ASR Ascot Olympia

table lighters

ASR Ascot Pagoda

table lighters & smoking sets

ASR Ascot Vogue

pocket lighters

ASR Ascot Windproof

pocket lighters