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Zippo Brushed Chrome Pipe Lighter
Product Code: Z200PLZippo windproof lighters are just as good at lighting pipes as they are at lighting cigarettes. The pipe lighter range has one large hole in the mesh around the flame so that the flame can come out sideways and the smoker can light his tobacco perfectly, without burning his fingers or the bowl of the pipe.
The insert of a Zippo pipe lighter is exactly the same size as the standard Zippo pocket lighter insert, allowing pipe smokers who have a treasured Zippo lighter, the option of replacing the insert and continuing to carry the favourite case.
This range of Zippo lighters is aimed specifically at the pipe smoker. This example is in the brushed chrome finish and is adorned with a simple image of a pipe in black in the bottom left hand corner. A really great gift for the pipe smoker in your life.
Read on to find out more about Zippo lighters and why we like them.
Zippo was created in 1932 by George Blaisdell, an oilman who watched a friend struggling to light a womanís cigarette on a breezy day. In the small town of Bradford, Philadelphia, Blaisdell tinkered away, and built a small chimney around a wick to produce a windproof lighter. He gave it the famous lifetime guarantee and called the company Zippo.
Zippo's first location was a small machine shop on the second floor of the Richerson & Pryde garage on Bolyston Street in downtown Bradford, Philadelphia. The Zippo Windproof Lighter sign originally painted on the multi-paned window of the shop has become a symbol of Zippo's early days.
During World War II Blaisdell, a very smart promoter, shipped hundreds of Zippos to generals and war correspondents. Word of the lighter's durability and dependability spread, and the U.S. government ordered every lighter the Zippo Manufacturing Company could produce between 1943 and 1945.
When Blaisdell died in 1978 Zippo went to his two daughters, Harriett Wick and Sarah Dorn. They knew the business quite well having grown up stuffing cotton wicks into Zippos. Today their children work for the company too.
Save a few minor changes in the flint wheel and case finishes, the Zippo remains nearly exactly as George Blaisdell created it over 70 years ago. Today, the Zippo brand makes tape measures, knives, money clips, writing instruments and key holders, all engravable and personalizable to the owner. The American-made quality and Lifetime Guarantee makes the Zippo lighter a valuable collector's item around the world, with collectors' clubs in England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and of course, the United States.
Price: £18.70 (£15.58 ex VAT)
(Approx. 19.78 USD US Dollars, 17.73 EUR Euros, 2,207.58 JPY Japan Yen)
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