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Zippo Lighters

Zippo Lighters

Zippo Lighters

'Made in the U.S.A.'

     Zippo Lighters was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 by George G. Blaisdell. He was born on June 5, 1895, in Bradford. On the surface of it, young George Blaisdell hardly seemed like someone who would find success in the brutal years of the Depression. He had very little formal education. He hated school; walked out of fifth grade and told his family he wasn’t going back. His father bundled him off to a military academy, but young George Blaisdell lasted only two years there before he was summarily dismissed. His father put him to work in the family business – the Blaisdell Machinery Company – where he learned metal work, a skill that would come in handy in the germination stages of the Zippo lighter nearly thirty years later. After World War I, he took over the family business, then sold the machinery company in 1920 and put the money in oil. The 20s roared – then stopped. Oil plunged – along with just about everything else – into the Great Depression. In Bradford, PA, where years of oil-boom business seemed invulnerable, the effects of the Depression were deeply felt.

     Sarah Dorn provides this account of her father in the early days of Zippo Lighters: “My father hated the oil business. He wasn’t particularly good at it; in fact, he was a man for whom the boom was bust. He didn’t have the temperament for it. The one thing he did know in the early ‘30s was that he needed to do something, because those days were tough. There wasn’t a lot of money lying about then, but he went to everybody to get the money to launch Zippo Manufacturing Company. Nobody had any faith in it. It seemed like a foolish, harebrained idea. And it was. Imagine: manufacturing and marketing a lighter for $1.95 when that amount of money fed a family. What kept him going? I think whatever it was, it was tinged with desperation. He had to make this work. For him and his family, as they say now, there was no Plan B.” -Zippo Lighters

 


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  1. Zippo Slim Abyss Polished Purple Lighter ZO28124

    Zippo Slim Abyss Polished Purple Lighter

    Zippo Slim Abyss Polished Purple Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $15.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  2. Zippo Slim High Polish Brass Lighter ZO13290

    Zippo Slim High Polish Brass Lighter

    Zippo Slim High Polish Brass Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $16.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  3. Zippo Candy Apple Red Lighter ZO19083

    Zippo Candy Apple Red Lighter

    Zippo Candy Apple Red Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $13.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  4. Zippo Spectrum Lighter w/ Logo ZO19003

    Zippo Spectrum Lighter w/ Logo

    Zippo Spectrum Lighter w/ Logo. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $18.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  5. Zippo Stamped Lighter w/ Logo ZO19204

    Zippo Stamped Lighter w/ Logo

    Zippo Stamped Lighter w/ Logo. Stamped Zippo logo. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $12.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  6. Zippo 1935 Replica Lighter ZO19995

    Zippo 1935 Replica Lighter

    Zippo 1935 Replica Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $18.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  7. Zippo Slim Black Ice Lighter ZO20492

    Zippo Slim Black Ice Lighter

    Zippo Slim Black Ice Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $16.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  8. Zippo Slim Spectrum Lighter ZO20493

    Zippo Slim Spectrum Lighter

    Zippo Slim Black Ice Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  9. Zippo Deep Purple Abyss Lighter ZO24747

    Zippo Deep Purple Abyss Lighter

    Zippo Deep Purple Abyss Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  10. Zippo Ebony Lighter ZO24756

    Zippo Ebony Lighter

    Zippo Ebony Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  11. Zippo Meadow Jewel Tone Green Translucent Finish Lighter ZO24840

    Zippo Meadow Jewel Tone Green Translucent Finish Lighter

    Zippo Meadow Jewel Tone Green Translucent Finish Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $14.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  12. Zippo Scroll Satin Chrome Lighter ZO24335

    Zippo Scroll Satin Chrome Lighter

    Zippo Scroll Satin Chrome Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $12.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  13. Zippo Herringbone Sweep Lighter ZO24648

    Zippo Herringbone Sweep Lighter

    Zippo Herringbone Sweep Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $11.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  14. Zippo Chameleon Finish Lighter ZO28129

    Zippo Chameleon Finish Lighter

    Zippo Chameleon Finish Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  15. Zippo Linen Weave Lighter ZO28181

    Zippo Linen Weave Lighter

    Zippo Linen Weave Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $11.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  16. Zippo Engine Turn Pebble Lighter ZO28185

    Zippo Engine Turn Pebble Lighter

    Zippo Engine Turn Pebble Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $40.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  17. Zippo Engine Turned Star Pattern Armor Case Lighter ZO28186

    Zippo Engine Turned Star Pattern Armor Case Lighter

    Zippo Engine Turned Star Pattern Armor Case Lighter. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $42.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  18. Zippo Slim Ebony Slim Design Lighter ZO28123

    Zippo Slim Ebony Slim Design Lighter

    Zippo Slim Ebony Slim Design Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  19. Zippo Slim Black Matte Finish Lighter ZO13120

    Zippo Slim Black Matte Finish Lighter

    Zippo Slim Black Matte Finish Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $12.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  20. Zippo Slim Venetian Lighter ZO13110

    Zippo Slim Venetian Lighter

    Zippo Slim Venetian Lighter. High Polish Chrome finish. Engraving panel. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $20.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

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