The first Zippo was produced in early 1933 and since then more than 400 million lighters have seen the daylight. An Austrian cigarette lighter was the inspiration for the design and the name was given by George G. Blaisdell, founder of Zippo Manufacturing Company, who was fascinated by another recent invention at that time, the zipper.
The Zippo comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. There are thousands of different styles and designs for this lighter and the most recent one is the Zippo Blu, released in 2007.
Besides being a windproof lighter, a Zippo can be used in many tricks, some which are easy to master, some aren’t. Here are some Zippo tricks you can do:
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