The original Laurel table
lighters were never marketed or sold.
Mr. Rose recalled his initial design assuming it to be
way too heavy as a daily user due to the massive marble
body & the added solid metal base & trim.
The stamp on the bottom says
PAT PENDING R PHILIP M ROSE.
Models produced during
Rosearts' first year, like this #CK 402 Franciscan tall
table lighter with antique brass finish & a metal base not
having the Roseart logo yet!
Same model as shown
above but with high polish Zippo lighter, trim ring and
base. The base is now showing the genuine Roseart
logo bottom stamp.
The picture below shows an unfinished lighter cast
base. These were not made by Roseart but were ordered by
two local businesses located in Jamestown, NY, the
Chautauqua Hardware Company & the Perios Brass Company. A
third Company, the Bush Brothers Industries, located in
Olean, NY, applied the 24K gold plating & the antique gold
& satin finishes to the bases, trim rings and Zippo
The embossed Roseart seal from the CK #47 models
above & the oval version for the cigarette boxes &
The trim rings for the CK #47 models: the older
metal version on the left & and the newer plastic version
on the right