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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I bought the New York Yankees Licensed MLB Lighter for my husband because he is a big Yankees fan and they are well on their way to another World Series, most likely against the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies.

The lighter is a genuine Zippo Lighter so I was not surprised to find out that the quality was amazing and very reliable. Once it was filled it lights with every single flick and it even stays lit in the wind, which is very handy where we live because wind is a big factor for us.  I would highly recommend this lighter to anyone looking for a nice, brand new lighter, especially if the like the Yankees.

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.