Tour of The Zippo Lighter Factory Part Two

This is the rest of the Zippo lighter factory tour that I posted the other day. I hope you enjoy the rest of it and it teaches you valuable info about your Zippo lighter.

Twilight Zone Zippo Trick

Watch this video and learn a pretty cool trick with your Zippo lighter. It will only work with a real Zippo brand lighter so don’t try with a normal flip-top lighter because it won’t work. Enjoy and remember practice makes perfect!

Zippo Lighter Tricks

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Doing tricks with Zippo lighters have been an American past-time practically since the company began producing the one-of-a-kind lighters. Some Zippo trick experts have made entire careers out of traveling around the world displaying their Zippo lighter tricks at Zippo lighter
conventions, trade shows and conferences.
 
If you’re a new Zippo lighter user, check out these two quick and easy-to-master Zippo lighter tricks. No Zippo owner can survive without these fundamentals!
 

1. "The Squeeze"
The Squeeze is a quick and easy way to impress your friends by opening your Zippo lighter seemingly by magic. This trick is one of the most basic Zippo tricks in the book and requires very little time to master. Begin by holding the lighter as you normally would when preparing to open the lid. Balance it on an angle in your most comfortably hand with the base of the Zippo that is on the hinge side resting in the center of you palm and your thumb on the outside edge furthest from the hinge.

Rest your index and middle fingers on the top of the lighter. Quickly slide the top two fingers down the backside of the Zippo lighter, using just enough pressure to pop open the lid. As the lid pops open, the lighter will straighten itself in your hands as if by magic!
 

2. "The Lid Smack"

The lid smack is a popular way to open the Zippo lighter and is featured in many Hollywood blockbusters.
Basically, this move takes about two seconds to master, but looks excellent when any Zippo user does it.
Simply hold the lighter firmly between your thumb and forefinger on each end (the opening end and the hinge end.)
Using quick force, smack the Zippo lighter against your knee or a nearby tabletop (a friend even, if you’re dying to impress.)
As you smack the lid, quickly flip the lighter in the opposite direction of the hinge.
Flipping the Zippo lighter simply causes the lighter lid to flip open by sheer centrifugal force.
When the lid flips open, the flame will pop right up. The whole move takes about one second – Just enough to please your date.

History of the Zippo Lighter

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Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 when George G. Blaisdell decided to create a lighter that would look good and be easy to use. Blaisdell obtained the rights for an Austrian windproof lighter with a removable top, and re-designed it to his own requirements. He made the case rectangular and attached the lid to the bottom with a welded hinge, and surrounded the wick with a wind hood. Fascinated by another recent invention, the zipper, Blaisdell called his new lighter "Zippo", and backed it with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Zippo has produced nearly 300 million windproof lighters since its founding in 1932. Except for improvements in the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, Blaisdell’s original design remains virtually unchanged today. The Lifetime Guarantee that accompanies every Zippo metal product still guarantees that it works or we fix it free.