Sport Zippo Lighters Are Introduced

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In 1937, the sports related designs began to appear on the Zippo lighter. The first sports model was the 275, this number represented the price of the model, which was sold for $2.75. The 275 model with a carrying strap also appeared in the Sports Series. Earlier sports models included the Golfer, the Fisherman, the Bulldog, the Hunter, the Greyhound, and the Elephant. In 1938, the Scotch Terrier, the Fisherman and the Bulldog were the only models on the Sports Series.

In 1959, models in the New Sports Series displayed designs on both the bottom and the lid. This series featured six models. Five of the models depicted five types of sports and their players. The other was a Slim Zippo Lighter depicting a woman bowling. From 1970 to 1981 another Sports Series was introduced without the designs on the lid. Some models shifted from the earlier Sports Series to the Town and Country Series. Many of the animal designs are now included in the Wildlife Series. Today there are numerous sport Zippo Lighters, with all major sports included.

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