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The Zippo timeline begins in the early 1930s, at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Blaisdell watched a friend struggle awkwardly to use a cumbersome, Austrian-made lighter. Blaisdell noted that the lighter worked well, even in the wind, due to the unique chimney, but the appearance and design was utilitarian and inefficient.

The lighter required the use of two hands to operate and its thin metal surface was easily dented. Blaisdell decided to reconstruct the Austrian lighter.

Blaisdell’s, now famous, unconditional lifetime guarantee ­–"It works or we fix it free.™” The application for the original Zippo patent was filed on May 17, 1934, and patent number 2032695 was granted on March 3, 1936.

That first Zippo pocket lighter, produced in 1933, is on display at the in Bradford.

Beginning in the mid-50’s, In the 1960’s concert-goers began raising the Zippo flame as a salute to favorite performers, a gesture later dubbed the “Zippo Moment.” In 1962 Zippo produced its first non-lighter product. During the 1970s Zippo began expanding to overseas markets.

The steel pocket tape measure, or “rule,” as it was called, had a design that resembled the famous lighter. In the 1980s the company was owned by six members of the Blaisdell family, including Mr. In 1993 Zippo acquired , where visitors can watch the repair process take place.

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In more than 85 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo pocket lighter regardless of the lighter’s age or condition.

Zippo’s continued expansion in overseas markets, particularly India and China, as well as strong domestic sales led to record sales increases in 20.

In 2011 the Zippo Outdoor product selection expanded to include an emergency fire starter kit and flex neck utility lighter.

The result was an attractive lighter that was easily operated with one hand. He liked the sound of the word “zipper” so he formed variations on the word until he settled on “Zippo,” which he felt had a “modern” sound.

The new pocket lighter sold for

In more than 85 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo pocket lighter regardless of the lighter’s age or condition.

Zippo’s continued expansion in overseas markets, particularly India and China, as well as strong domestic sales led to record sales increases in 20.

In 2011 the Zippo Outdoor product selection expanded to include an emergency fire starter kit and flex neck utility lighter.

The result was an attractive lighter that was easily operated with one hand. He liked the sound of the word “zipper” so he formed variations on the word until he settled on “Zippo,” which he felt had a “modern” sound.

The new pocket lighter sold for $1.95 each and was backed by Mr.

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In more than 85 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo pocket lighter regardless of the lighter’s age or condition.Zippo’s continued expansion in overseas markets, particularly India and China, as well as strong domestic sales led to record sales increases in 20.In 2011 the Zippo Outdoor product selection expanded to include an emergency fire starter kit and flex neck utility lighter.The result was an attractive lighter that was easily operated with one hand. He liked the sound of the word “zipper” so he formed variations on the word until he settled on “Zippo,” which he felt had a “modern” sound.The new pocket lighter sold for $1.95 each and was backed by Mr.

.95 each and was backed by Mr.

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