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Home | Zippo Cigarette Lighters | Zippo Tiger Themed Lighters
Zippo Street Chrome Tiger Head Lighter
Product Code: 20287This is one of several ranges of Zippo lighters inspired by nature. This range captures the excitement of close proximity to wild creatures. This example has a street chrome finish and the front is adorned with a close-up, life-like embossed image of a tiger's face.
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: £28.55 (£23.79 ex VAT)
(Approx. 32.33 USD US Dollars, 27.07 EUR Euros, 3,581.94 JPY Japan Yen)
Would you like to check stock availability? Call Sara or Paul on 01494 775577 (if not from UK please call 0044 1494 775577) Mon-Sat 9.30 a.m. to 5.00p.m. Please Note: We do not accept orders by telephone and enquiries are better placed by email too. When ordering on-line, please note that we do not deduct any money from your credit card, until the goods are being despatched. Please also note that you may alter the quantity of goods in your basket at any time.
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Dear Paul, Royal Mail has excelled and the packet was waiting for us when we returned home from a weekend away.
Congratulations to you and Sara at Cox the Saddler for the very speedy resolution of our problem. It was easy to replace the two wheels and we now have a case which should last a few more years.
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Dear Sara and Paul, you are two great sellers! I got my jacket liner since today! Two weeks ago I bought online my jacket here in Italy and I had to wait 4 days to got it, while you sended me the liner from England in 6 days. Very very fast and honest! Thank you! Have good days..Nice to met you!
Alessandro B., Italy
Paul, The order was on the doormat when I got home yesterday, and wanted to say THANK YOU. I am absolutely delighted with what was only a small order, but I now know where to come for more, I am very pleased and very satisfied indeed and also the secure way it was sent. Thank You Glen
Thank you so much for your prompt service. I can't wait to use my Delsey suitcase again now that you've sent me the new keys.
Geraldine H., Ireland
The parcel arrived yesterday (the 4th). Thank you very much for your prompt service, and best regards.
Alvaro G., Germany
Paul, Many thanks for the note and the boots arrived today, just need to go and pick them up from the post office, so great service.
I am fully behind supporting local business that offer greater customer care and service, so will recommend you to other friends. My sister-in-law rides, so I know where to come for her presents now!
Look forward to shopping with you again.
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Order received today, many thanks. Fantastic service.
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