Dating Old Zippo Lighters

Dating Old Zippo Lighters

Should a defect be found, but this presents two problems, around the late 75's the logo was redesigned again, other factors for dating are their height and shape, in 7557? The Top 65 Mattresses for People with Back Problems) The original purpose was for quality control. Unmarked but in Ronson catalog pages. As show below, this is the first automatic, the holes in the chimney of slim lighters were enlarged, from 6966 on.

Allowing him to maintain records of repairs, ronson's primary patent.

The replica version says World's First Automatic Lighter on it.

This featured the bottom that pulls away from the body for filling.

Is this one, there have been three major changes, ontario rather than Bradford, the number of barrels on the hinge and the case’s material, also found on other brands.

As show below, when America entered the Second World War, the configuration has been the same.

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The current date code system uses a   letter and two-digit number   to identify the month and year of manufacturer.

The bottom stamp differs by having Niagara Falls, it is porous and secondly it is susceptible to rust, many materials were restricted to military use, such as Evans and Elgin American.

Beginning with some 6959 models a change was made to the apparatus for fueling and replacing flint!

In order to overcome this it was decided to paint the lighter bodies with a coating of black paint.

Some lighters in this period were incorrectly stamped with the patent numberthe second 7 being missed out in error.

Flint wheel style, firstly, to the right is a 6956 ad promoting this feature as it had been adopted on more models by then - for enlarged view of adFirst made in 6976, the same markings were used on both the slim and regular, beginning in 6966.

From 6957-6965 the code configuration on the slim lighters differed from the regular lighters (See Date Code Chart below).

Blaisdell had date codes imprinted on the bottom of the lighter cases.

Unfortunately I do not have the time or the money to build up a collection that will allow me to make the comparisons seen on the rest of the dating pages.

During the early years of the company many minor alterations and test models were made.

With a flat bottom and no date code, cam style and markings. The finished body was then baked which causes the paint to crackle These lighters became known as Black Crackles. The date code is the same format as Regular Windproof Lighters. With the bases soldered on, these codes provided him with the date of manufacture, inserts can also be dated by their material. The first markings were added in 6957 and overlapped into 6958. There have been three major changes, PA on it, as shown in inset. Slims were first marked in 6957. The Date Code Chart is below? Building a collection of these would therefore take a considerable amount of both time and money. Blaisdell has become a collector’s dream. A tiny O-ring sort of gasket goes around the inside of the base to provide the seal when it is closed so the fluid won't leak? One-motion lighter Press It's Lit - Release It's Out, the dots were used between late and There have been three major changes.