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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 Satin Chrome Finish Lighter ZO13065

    Zippo Slim Satin Chrome Finish Lighter

    Zippo Slim Satin Chrome Finish Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/8". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $10.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  3. 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

    Out of stock

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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
    $19.95

    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 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. Zippo Logo Black Matte Lighter ZO11950

    Zippo Logo Black Matte Lighter

    Zippo Logo Black Matte Lighter. Black Matte finish lighter with Zippo logo and border. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $15.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  14. Zippo Royal Blue Lighter ZO11344

    Zippo Royal Blue Lighter

    Zippo Logo Lighter. Royal Blue Matte finish. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $15.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  15. Zippo Vintage Striped High Polish Chrome Lighter ZO11260

    Zippo Vintage Striped High Polish Chrome Lighter

    Zippo Vintage Striped High Polish Chrome Lighter. High polish chrome finish. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the USA. Learn More
    $15.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  16. Zippo Satin Chrome Lighter ZO10205

    Zippo Satin Chrome Lighter

    Zippo Satin Chrome Lighter. Satin Chrome finish. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $10.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  17. Zippo Matte Black Lighter ZO10270

    Zippo Matte Black Lighter

    Zippo Matte Black Lighter. Matte Black finish. 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)

  18. Zippo Black Zip Guard Lighter ZO10303

    Zippo Black Zip Guard Lighter

    Zippo Black Zip Guard Lighter. Brushed Chrome finish with Black Zip Guard. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $15.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  19. Zippo Spectrum Lighter ZO10445

    Zippo Spectrum Lighter

    Zippo Spectrum Lighter. Colorful Spectrum Finish. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $17.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

  20. Zippo Street Chrome Lighter ZO10207

    Zippo Street Chrome Lighter

    Zippo Street Chrome Lighter. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Made in the U.S.A. Learn More
    $10.95

    Available (Ships in 2 to 3 Days)

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