Post by insignia100 on Dec 23, 2019 22:36:34 GMT -5
The past few days have been spent cleaning and refurbishing some Zippo lighters from my late grandfather. This is only a small selection, but they are the most interesting and sentimental lighters in the bunch.
The two most interesting ones from a historical standpoint are the two middle lighters in the top row. The solid brass lighter is a 1982 50th anniversary commemorative model, while the chrome lighter with the black emblem was dated to early 1946. This may have been one of the first lighters Zippo offered for sale to the public after dedicating their production to supplying the US armed forces during World War II.
I'm sending four of them back to Zippo for some repairs, and put a little note asking if they could replace the inserts with pipe inserts when they send them back.
and put a little note asking if they could replace the inserts with pipe inserts when they send them back.
Zippo has a great history of serving the customer.
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Drawing of my beloved Daisy by my mom from picture my wife and daughter took for father's day
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It'sthe only Zippo I own but it has some history. I got it back in '69 in Siagon when I was at the Univ. of Vietnam. Sent it to Zippo for a pipe insert in '70 when I got home and have used it ever since. Had to have the hinge pin replaced in '73 and they did it for free! Can't beat a Zippo for sure !
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2020 19:47:41 GMT -5 by monbla256