This model had a rectangular shape with a protruding hinge holding the lid to the body and three barrels. The production of these models was discontinued due to high production cost in 1951. Click this button for more information on the topic where it appears Lighter Photos from Frank Dutton Lighter Photos from Larry Tolkin Lighter Photos from other sources Many lighters have a set of letters in small text under them. The date code stamp, originally intended to track lighters returned for repair, actually contributed to the Zip- po lighter becoming a collectible. Care instructions Depending on the finish, your Zippo windproof lighter might require special care to keep it looking new.
The repair and sale of parts after the expiration of the warranty was a major source of the business revenue. This mechanism used a removable rod which would ignite when pressed onto the lighting mechanism and allowed the user to bring the rod to the item to be lit making it an easy system to use. Vietnamese craftsmen would engrave anything from pictures to phrases onto the Zippo for the soldiers. Thirty-two units were delivered to the Bank of America in 1959 for full-time use as the bank's accounting computer and check handling system. I have a cigarette lighter-looking perfume atomizer.
The top and bottom pieces were soldered to the hollow tubing to form the lid and bottom of the case. Website Conventions: Click this button for more lighter manufacturer information where ever you see it! The only time we collect information is if you are submitting something. This book will help you determine that. Date Codes As it happens with most collectibles, the date when a Zippo lighter was produced always has strong effect on its value. Most lighters fabricated between 1933 and 1957 can be identified by style and model and the patent or patent-pending marks. Blaisdell offered a lifetime guarantee, the bottom of each Zippo lighter made since the mid-1950s was encoded with a series of markings so he could identify which run of lighters was being returned for repairs. So far, he had yet to bump into anything promising.
From 1970 to 1981 another Sports Series was introduced without the designs on the lid. The nominal value of a lighter Due to inflation the real value of money decreases. Production of the Lady Bradford was discontinued in 1951. In light of the ever-growing international interest in the Zippo windproof lighter, we are pleased to present this guide as an introduction to the novice lighter collector. Designs such as the military, airplanes, tourists spots, sports teams, comic characters and universities also appeared on Zippo's lighters.
Zippos were also used in military operations, in which troopers would spray gasoline over the area to burn enemy compounds and dwellings. Soldiers kept salt in the bottom cavities, called canned bottoms, of their Zippos, to replenish lost body salt. If you are looking to sell your entire collection for the most money, with expert help from a trusted dealer with over 30 years experience, you have found the right place. Its in a black plastic case with ronson on the front. Determining the date of a Zippo lighter is fun and easy.
Poor: Lighter need not be working and may be missing parts. It is worth to now that a mint cigarette lighter should include packaging, instructions, tags etc. A code stamped on the bottom of every lighter reveals the month and year of manufacture. If your browser has cookies disabled, some sections of our site will not function properly. Cotton replacement Ordinary cotton balls can be used to re-pack the inside unit of your lighter.
Flaws must not detract from overall appearance of the lighter. Up for auction is a Zippo Lighter. These companies may use information not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Quality and materials used for production It is quite obvious that a lighter made of gold is more valuable than the one made of silver. These stamps have experienced a few changes over the years. The Corinthian was also available in three finishes: turquoise and rhodium, bright finish rhodium, and pearlescent rhodium.
Because Zippo founder George G. It says on the bottom of the lighter. Companion lighter: Jaguar and Cub at Turtle Falls. Our search engine will find matching pages based on keywords you type into the Search Box. I noticed a post from 2012, describing this lighter with initials M T.