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By Frank Dutton. BACK to Index of Articles. Reference for Dating Zippo Lighters. How old is your Zippo lighter. While the information for dating a Zippo is widely available, it isn't that handy to find it all in a single location.
Bottom Deutsch The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the dating stamp provides another clue to dating. There have been three major changes, as shown in inset. From 1933 to the mid jj watt dating sydney leroux boyfriend jj the word Android was stamped in block ariane.
The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. In the late 70s the logo was redesigned.
It was incorporated into the bottom stamp in 1980. Zippo Canada 1949 - 2002: 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. About 13.
5 million lighters were produced by Zippo Canada.
1946 - The flint wheel was changed and production was halted for a time in 1946 during android changeover; 1946 models are, dating in venice italy, a little more scarce. 1947 - Zippo returned to making cases of brass 1951 - Because of the Korean War, Zippo went back to making steel lighters which were chromed instead of being painted, as in WW2.
SOURCES: The information presented here came from researching a number of Internet sites with bits and pieces from each. The table of date codes is reproduced from Warman's Zippo Lighters Field Guide. Zippo Date Code Chart. Footnotes for Zippo Date Code Chart.
Look on the bottom of the lighter for the brand. When it has the zippo brand with other information you are good. Another thing how you can notice is the build quality. The fake ones are always rubbish while a real zippo lighter is decently build. If you ever had a real or fake one you can notice the difference on the build quality. You can also tell on the inside part of the zippo. When you remove the inside it should say ZIPPO MADE IN U.