Dating zippo lighter 1937 1950
In addition to the wide variety available, Zippos are popular among collectors because each lighter since 1955 has been stamped with a date code, and for pre-1955 lighters, the year can be identified by a number of features of the stamping.
Other models (Slim, Armor, Bottomz Up aso.) are not included.The roman II (on the logos right side) stands for 1986.Also new was the letter-implementation for the production's months. He couldn't sell any, he discovered that there were defects in the lighter. To improve its appearance, Blaisdell chrome-plated the lid of the lighter and raised the price to one dollar.The following year, the model was shortened by 1/4 inch.
The retail price of the original windproof model was $1.95.
With this table you can easily date your Zippo - from 1986 you can find the month also.
The Zippo Manufacturing Company was founded by George Blaisdell in Bradford, PA, in 1932.
That same year he created the first Zippo lighter, in an attempt to make cigarette lighters easier to use.
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