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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. 1.10 USD US Dollars, 0.93 EUR Euros, 120.78 JPY Japan Yen)
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Hello Sara and Paul. Just to let you know that I received the items that I ordered, this morning (Wednesday 31st).
Thank you for the excellent service and quick despatch of items.
I use a folding walking stick as it is easy to stow in the car, due to mobility problems I have to use a walking stick daily and whilst the folding ones are convenient will look to purchasing a 'fixed' length, more substantial walking stick in the coming months. Best Regards.
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