Lighters and Matches
Vintage Zippo Lighters
The Zippo Manufacturing Company was founded by George Blaisdell in Bradford, PA, in 1932. That same year he created the first Zippo lighter, in an attempt to make cigarette lighters easier to use. He moved the chimney, added a sturdy hinged metal case, and offered the world an affordable $1.95 price tag. Zippos soon became very popular. Zippos originally had the hinge on the outside, but shortly after they moved it to the inside of the...