Zippo lighter dating guide
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From 1949 to 2002, Zippos were also produced in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Much of the early Zippo lighter advertising are works of art painted by hand, and as technology has evolved, so has the design and finish of the Zippo lighter.
The basic mechanism of the Zippo lighter has remained unchanged.
In March 2011, due to significant decrease of sales from 18 million lighters a year in the mid-1990s to about 12 million lighters a year recently, combined with increasing pressure on people not to smoke, Zippo Manufacturing Co.
tried offering a wider variety of products using the Zippo name, such as watches, leisure clothing and eau de cologne.