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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Evans Atarmist & Ronsons Perfu-mist Perfume Atomizers c1930s

Starting in the early 1930s, Evans, famous for their compacts and Ronson, famous for their lighters, brought out curious perfume flacons, both were similar and having the shape of a cigarette lighter, but sprayed perfume instead. Quite unique and daring for the time when it was still a little unladylike to smoke.


The Evans Atarmist came in two sizes, the larger one was meant to sit upon your vanity, whilst the smaller size was meant to be carried in your purse or pocket.


Ronson's Perfu-Mist also came in two sizes, one for the pocket or purse and one dubbed the Boudoir model, which was a large size and featured a handle.


Popular decorative motifs were engine turned designs, tooled leather, studded with jewels or marcasites, mother of pearl, goldtone metal or chromium plated finishes and French enamel. Some models were made of sterling silver.


Here are three pages from  May & Malone Co. catalog from1931 illustrating the various Atarmists and sets from their current line.







photos from ebay seller gdawg


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