S.E. Guinn Mfg Co

Cincinnati, OH & Johnson City, TN (USA)

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Best known for his distinctive automatic table and desktop Bell Lighters, Samuel Guinn was an important early American designer. His first lighter design was patented in 1917, an automatic lighter attachment for gas kitchen stoves. Even though the achievement is credited to Louis Aronson (Ronson), members of Guinn's family assert Samuel's design was the first automatic lighter.


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