La Zippo Manufacturing Company fu fondata da George B. Blaisdell a Bradford, in Pennsylvania, nel 1932.
The name Zippo takes inspiration from another invention that was popular between the 20s and 30s of the last century: the zipper, called Zipper.
The great practicality of these lighters is based on two main peculiarities: first of all because they are able to produce a constant flame at any temperature and even in the presence of wind still using gasoline as the only fuel and secondly for the simplicity of changing the individual parts a time worn out.
Height 5.5 cm
Width 4 cm
Thickness 1 cm