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The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. Since the 1950s, those markings provide a way to accurately date most Zippo lighters. Blaisdell's world-famous guarantee that "It works or we fix it free™" still covers every Zippo windproof pocket lighter today.
While the information for dating a Zippo is widely available, it isn't that handy to find it all in a single location.
Hopefully you will find plenty here to keep you entertained for a while, but if not there are links to other Zippo sites at the bottom of the page.
Click on the train to see what's new All photographs on this site are of lighters in my personal collection.
There have been three major changes, as shown in inset.
From 1933 to the mid 50s the word Zippo was stamped in block letters. From August, 1949 through July, 2002 Zippos were also produced in Niagara Falls, Canada - the only place other than Bradford, PA where they were ever produced.
Invented in and still proudly manufactured in the United States, Zippo lighters have called Bradford, Pennsylvania home since their inception and this fiery history of quality craftsmanship and reliable lighters is on display among hundreds of collectible versions of the American classic.