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Zippo Lighter Wick
Product Code: Z2425One 4.5 inch (115mm) replacement wick for your Zippo lighter. Why not buy two whilst you're at it?
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 woman’s 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: £1.02 (£0.85 ex VAT)
(Approx. 1.11 USD US Dollars, 0.95 EUR Euros, 126.61 JPY Japan Yen)
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|Dear Paul that is excellent service. Thank you. I was about to throw away my briefcase which I dreaded doing as it has been a faithful pal for 30 years. Now I don't have to and it was just a thought that I wondered if anyone provided spares. So I'm really pleased. I will now register Best regards|
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Dear Paul, Thank you for keeping me informed about my order and true to your word it arrived the next day for which I was very grateful as it was for a birthday gift the following day. Got me out of trouble so thank you again.
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To Sara and Paul, Thank you for the speedy delivery of the spare part. I have had my expensive Fossil handbag repaired. Many thanks again. Jane
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Hello, Just to say I have received the package and all is in good order. Thank you for such good service. Regards,
Camilla B., London
I just wanted to write that the package arrived today. Thank you so much for all your help. The jacket is perfect - and a truly great value. I was astounded that the package arrived in under a week, even though it was shipped half way around the world, it arrived faster than some packages I've ordered from California. I'll certainly order from you again when I need another jacket.
Received today, already fitted to my case, perfect!
Many thanks indeed
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