Zippo’s story dates back to the early 1930’s at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, PA. The company’s founder, George Blaisdell, noticed a friend using an unwieldy lighter in the midst of windy conditions, and although the lighter performed well, Mr. Blaisdell thought he could improve on the design. By 1933 the first Zippo lighter was produced incorporating many new improvements over the lighters available at that time. The original Zippo incorporated features still used today, a chimney design which aided performance in adverse conditions, a hinged lid for one-handed operation, and an accompanying unconditional lifetime guarantee.
Enter To Win
November 1st, 2019
By providing my email address, I agree to receive special offers by email from CIGAR.com.
No purchase necessary. Click here for contest rules.
Click here for contest winners.