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JFrandsen
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JFrandsen posted on Sun, Dec 13 2015 9:42 PM

 

Hey there!

I have recently acquired i Bang & Olufsen branded lighter. It is made by the company Rowenta but that is the only information i have. It has been impossible for me to find any information at all. I have posted a picture of the lighter here below:

 

 

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Dillen replied on Mon, Dec 14 2015 6:36 AM

Welcome to Beoworld !

There's lots of things around with Bang & Olufsen stamped on it, also lots of things with
no relation to the company whatsoever. Do a search on Ebay and you'll be surprised how many sellers are trying to
up the price on their items by making it a "unique collectable".
The lack of a B&O company logo could suggest that this is such an item.

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Hey there! 

It has come to my attention that it was givin to a friend of mine from a Bang and Olufsen employee. But i have not been able to find any information on Ebay either. It is a big mystery me and i would like to know if there is anyone out there with a similar lighter. 

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L1NO replied on Thu, Dec 17 2015 12:53 PM

The font used on the lighter is not used with any logo — replica.

Søren Hammer
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L1NO:

The font used on the lighter is not used with any logo — replica.

That font looks a lot like the one they used through the 80's-90's.

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Mark replied on Thu, Dec 17 2015 2:47 PM
the Rowenta design does look 80's... is there any other markings ie model or model number.

I have a letter opener that is marked Bang & Olufsen but no logo and I guess is somewhat moody.. but what's interesting is how well designed and weighted it is, it's a real joy to use and look at. Someone, somewhere spent a lot of time on this ....

I know it would never happen but it would be nice to see "inspired" by B&O

we tend to forget there is more to design than designing.

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Hi i have one of this but i don't know the price.

i wanna know the price please help me

i'm from greenland

Stereomensch
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Hmm,

Rowenta is a good brand for lighters.

Maybe the german distributor gave these lighters to good customers?

I think it looks like a genuine product.

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Aren’t these products just crap stuff that dealers give away every now and then? It’s just a way to spread the brand exposure in environments where other rich people may be.

It’s simply just advertisement and nothing else. There is nothing B&O over these things more than that they have a logo printed.

Some more unique products exists of course as the bottle opener but most things - rubbish.

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Dillen replied on Tue, Jul 28 2020 3:33 PM

For a collector even the give-away stuff could be interesting, but without the logo its most likeky “fake” and not of much more interest than any other lighter.

I collected B&O for decades, but I wouldnt rush to get a lighter like this.

A real B&O I would gladly pay a little for, if not already in my collection, though.

Martin

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henrik replied on Wed, Jul 29 2020 9:39 AM

But it has a logo, isn't that the mid-80s logo? It really looks like that to me.

Nevertheless, it's just a simple freebie.

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BenSA replied on Wed, Jul 29 2020 9:58 AM

I'd rather have a fake B&O lighter than a real non-B&O lighter!! Big Smile

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These and similar items like diaries,pens and ties were often handed out to Dealer staff as sort of "bung's" ie reward for some perceived achievement or other,in lieu of proper commission,and not intended for re-sale.Part of a salesmans "toolkit"!

As Martin say's,to be collectable,items need the distinctive B&O logo,and those items were intended for sale and brand promotion.

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I know for sure the lighter is from B&O, as I have one myself. It was part of a B&O Giveaways program back 1985-1988, when I was working at B&O in Stockholm/Solna.

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