The Ronson lighter company started as The Art Metal Works in 1897 and was incorporated on July 20, 1898. Its famous durable square silver colored Cadet lighters were brought out to the public in 1959. In February 2010, Zippo acquired certain assets of Ronson (lighters and lighter fluid products) in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Today, Ronson remains a strong brand in the U.S. and Canada. See "Ronson (company)". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2015-11-03.