Zippo Lighters Have Lots Of Benefits

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When George Blaisdell bought the patent to the Austrian windproof lighter design, he was onto an American desire and need that remain potent in the culture for decades to come. The Zippo lighter was windproof, refillable, and had an unprecedented warranty for repairs.

Since 1933, the Zippo lighter has been providing smokers, campers, hikers and the like an invaluable tool for gaining quick and reliable access to a flame. With a flick of the lid, a Zippo provides a light in just about any weather conditions, including cold windy and cold temperatures.

Unlike other lighters, the benefits of a Zippo lighter include constant flame, a refillable fluid compartment, a rust-proof body and an easy access flame. Many people fiddle for hours with standard lighters, either trying to remove the child safety lock or hold down the hot depressor. With a Zippo, you need only to flip the lid and hold the the lighter, which adds stability and assuredness to its users.

The Zippo also comes with an excellent lifetime warranty, it is so reliable that Zippo services over 100,00 lighters every year. With all these great benefits, I am sure a Zippo is a great thing for anyone to own.

How Do Zippo Lighters Work?

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Modern Zippo lighters are much more complex than you would think. In short this is how your Zippo works: The flint wheel is spun causing a spark in the wick; The tube passing all the way from the inner part of the Zippo to the wick contains the fuel used for the Zippo’s ignition; When lit, fuel is constantly passing through the previously mentioned tube at a slow rate to make it burn slowly. Due to the nature of the Zippo’s fuel, this whole process is very slow, but that is good because it helps save fuel.

Even though this might seem like a simple thing to accomplish, take note that a modern Zippo lighter contains in between 22 and 40 pieces. In order to make a Zippo lighter, more than 110 different manufacturing operations are required.

Prevent Zippo Lighter Fuel Evaporation

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One of the main downsides for Zippo lighters, is the fact that its fuel evaporates very quickly during certain seasons of the year. During summer, evaporation is extremely fast and it can take less than a week for a Zippo’s fuel to evaporate completely. Here are a few ways to help prevent the fuel from evaporating so quickly:

  1. Buy and store your Zippo in a zip-lock bag, it may help to stop, or greatly reduce fuel evaporation, especially if you are going to be outdoors.
  2. If you are going to be indoors, then you should place your Zippo somewhere away from the sun. If you have a basement, that is the best place to keep your Zippo lighter stored. Other good places to keep your Zippo include inside a closet, under your bed, or in a sealed container.
  3. As a note of general precaution, don’t ever leave your Zippo lighter anywhere exposed to the sun because this is very dangerous.

Interesting Facts About Zippo Lighters

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Here are some interesting facts about Zippo Lighters that I thought you might like to know. You never know when facts like these might come in handy!

1. In the 1937, Zippo lighters were first formally advertised.
2. The Zippo’s internal structure has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1930’s.
3. More than 300,000 Zippos were sold between the year 1934 and 1940 through the "Punchboard" advertisement. Eventually, the government banned this way of selling them as it was considered a "Game of chance".
4. A Zippo lighter saved the life of an American soldier fighting in the Belgian territory; an enemy bullet was fired straight to his heart only to be stopped by his Zippo.
5. If all the available Zippo lighters in the world were placed back to back, they could go from the United States to England and back again! That’s over 6000 miles of Zippo lighters back to back!

Pretty interesting stuff about Zippo Lighters, like I said, you never know when that information will come in handy.

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!

Zippos Create Jobs When They Are Needed

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The 1930’s was a time of severe depression in the United States. Many citizens lost their jobs, wealth, and even their real estate. Although there were some that slacked off due to their rich stature, the vast majority was trying its best to figure out ways to make money. Mr. George Blaisdell was a part of that majority and consequently discovered the Zippo lighter.

At the beginning, the Zippo Company was a small business situated on Rickerson & Pryde on Boylston Street. There were only three employees making the actual lighters, which were based off the concept of Austrian lighters. Blaisdell wanted his lighter to be compact and one-handed, so that smokers would have as little trouble as possible when lighting their cigarettes.

The original 1932 Zippo was rectangular in shape with a hinge that covered the body and its three barrels. However, the model was soon revised the following year. The lighter was modified so that it was smaller by a ¼ inch, and thereafter Zippo went on to become one of the most famous lighters in history. When it first debuted, it was sold for $1.95. Blaisdell also decided to implement a lifetime warranty for all of his lighters and thus provided free repair.

Other business officials saw that they could advertise their business by means of Zippo lighters. As a result, Marlboro and the Kendall Refining Company have had long-term relationships with Zippo. The concept was phenomenal, especially for the purpose of advertising. A lot of these advertisement lighters have become valuable collectibles. However, they are pretty rare and can be sold at high prices. Everyone should be on the lookout for these rare jewels!

WWII Zippo Lighter Facts

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No other event in history increased the popularity of Zippo lighters more than World War II. From 1943 until the end of World War II, Zippo’s entire production was shipped to Army Exchanges and Naval ship stores for the soldiers in combat around the world.

Because brass and chrome were in short supply, Zippo windproof lighters were made with a porous steel and then coated with a thick black paint that was baked to a black crackle finish. This produced a slightly rough surface and distinguished it as a World War II lighter.

The inside unit was also different from today’s standard issue Zippo lighters. Straight flat sides meet the front and back surfaces with squared edges. The chimney has fewer holes, and a hollow rivet holds the striking wheel in place.