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C., said the kind of publicity that comes with such a milestone is more valuable than typical advertising, because it has built-in credibility.
About 50,000 replicas of the 500 millionth lighter produced that day will come with the company's well-known brushed nickel chrome finish.
“Since 1932, this company has been steadfast in regard to one principle that was laid down by our founder, George G.
Blaisdell – ‘build your product with integrity, stand behind it 100 percent, and success will follow’,” said Greg Booth, Zippo president and CEO.
Again, placement of the wording, the material the case is made of and the number of barrels on the hinge play key factors in dating earlier Zippo lighters.
In 1986, the dot and slash date code methods were replaced with Roman numerals representing the year and letters of the alphabet representing the month of production.
In 2001, the last two digits of the year were used along with the same letters for the months, and that system continues today.
Slim Zippo lighters were introduced in 1956 and had no date code on the bottom of the lighter. From 1957 through 1965, slims had different bottom date codes than did regular size Zippo lighters.
Since its inception Zippo Lighters have been almost exclusively manufactured in the United States, with the exception of those manufactured in Niagara, Canada (an operation that has since been shut down). Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing Company in 1932, and produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, being inspired by an Austrian cigarette lighter of similar design made by IMCO.Zippo Manufacturing Co, the northwestern Pennsylvania company that makes metal-cased cigarette lighters with lids known for their distinctive 'click,' is on schedule to produce its 500 millionth lighter later this year.'It's a product that works, it's a product that is relatively the same exact lighter it was in late 1932,' Duke said.