Zippo Replica 1932-33: Chronology of the variety and comparison with the original

As has become clear from the title, the focus of this research will be the Zippo Replica 1932-33gg. Here we will try to cover the main stages of production, features, consider the types of replicas and compare it with the original, that is, with models produced in 1933. But first things first.

So, the chronology is as follows:

Zippo Replica 1932 Original (1st release) - First Edition Replica 1932

This model was produced for four years - from 1988 to 1992. In the manufacture of cigarette lighters used hand made, due to the fact that the size and shape of the body does not fit the equipment for the production of conventional modern models.

In the earliest copies of 1988 are seen noticeable differences in handling the case. For example, the lighter side of 1988 in contrast to the replica, made at a later period, were covering high polish.

The bottom of the earliest instances are not changed, but the corners by hand polishing the early replicas slightly rounded. The same can be said about the surface of the cover - polished coating noticeably armed look:

If we examine more closely the loops and their attachment, the loop early replica is slightly different from the later - in early replica made all the stitches are straight and they have a slightly different type of attachment:

In 1932 replica are usual modern inserts, but because the lighter itself taller standard modern model, inside her body was placed on the bottom of a plastic lining here - "expansion joint space," to insert does not sink to the bottom:

Next, look at the different models of replica 1932. Our first instance - Replica 32 Brushed Brass.

It depicts the Statue of Liberty, the right of the famous phrase In God We Trust - in God we trust, to the left - the inscription Ellis Island, Gateway to America - Ellis Island, Gateway to America. Ellis Island is located next to Liberty Island, on which the Statue of Liberty .

On the cover of the lighter lines:
United States of America
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

United States of America
Give me your tired people
All eager to breathe freely.

These lines belong to the American poet Emma Lazarus. She is known for centuries that the author of the sonnet entitled The New Colossus - New Colossus, which was decorated with lines from the pedestal of the Statue Liberty - the main symbol of America:

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" Cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door! "

The New Colossus

Not a giant, that Greek was cast
Triumphantly risen among the lands and nations -
Here, where the sun goes to the ocean,
Arise woman whose torch illuminates
By way of freedom. Harsh, but gentle look
Oh, Mother of Exiles! Hosea whole world
Meanwhile beacon; been set in fog
Before her bustling harbor lies.
"You, the ancient land - she cries, silent
Not opening his mouth - to live in luxury blank
And give me from the depths of the bottomless
His rogue folk scored his,
Send me an outcast, homeless,
I told them at the door of the golden candle! "

Coverage of all the other models, which will be discussed later - brushed chrome.

The following model famous phrase engraved Zippo Mfg Company founder George Blaisdell, which became the motto of the company. Build your product with integrity ... stand behind it 100% and success will follow (to make your product the conscience, defend it your best and success will come to you.) Above the phrase displayed Zippo lighter with the inscription - An American Classic (American Classics)

Next model bears the eagle and below it - In God We Trust. This is the eagle depicted on the silver dollar U.S. - "Morgan Dollar" in 1878:

On this Zippo least famous phrase - We take a great pride in saying "Our product is made in America" ​​since 1932 (We are very proud to say - Our product is made in America since 1932):

Another Replica on Zippo labeled - Zippo is the best selection. USA. Since 1932. (Zippo - the best choice. U.S.. Since 1932):

Very interesting model replicas 1932 with the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii , which existed in the 19th century. Later this kingdom under direct U.S. intervention has been transformed into a republic. It is located in Hawaii military base - the U.S. Navy under the name Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941 after the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America entered World War II. Hawaii became the last in a row 50 th U.S. state.

This model is extremely rare promotional replica of 1932, made ​​by order of Davidoff Co. , Geneva, Switzerland:

In the lower right corner we see the inscription Zino. Rather, it is a question of Zino Davidoff , the founder of the company, who began his career with the study of tobacco production and trade. Worldwide known famous cigarettes and cigars under the brand Davidoff, however, is now tobacco products - not only the company's products. As widely known coffee and perfumes of the brand Davidoff:

Relic in 1932 with a map of the world on the body and the word Zippo:

And concludes our story about the original replica 1932 model with the inscription - Zippo. An American Classic. Inscription is made with a kind of mirror image:

Exact dating replica is the date on the insert, but as we know, the dating of inserts and housings may vary up to one year. Therefore, to talk about the precise dating of the body can only be relative.

Zippo Replica 1932 Second Release - Second Edition Replica 1932

Replicas of 1932 production of the second edition lasted very long, it began in 1997, and in the same year its production was discontinued. As can be seen from the photos, at the bottom of the lighter is the inscription - Second Release, the main index on the date and model of the lighter. Unlike the previous release, the font writing on the bottom was a little different, the letters become thicker. In other differences from the 1932 first edition replica is observed.

Zippo Replica 1933 First Release - Zippo Replica 1933 first edition.

Replica 1933 production began in 1998 and ended in 2001. The reason for such a step by the company Zippo, namely the cessation of the production of replicas in 1932, is the following - in 1997, it became known that George Grant Blaisdell founded Zippo Mfg Company in 1932, but the production of lighter and the first sales started only a year later - in 1933 year. There was a kind of "adjustment of history" by the company. Here's a funny thing turned.
The bottom of a replica 1933 was appropriate inscription 1933 Replica First Release, the font label on the bottom of the same as that on the replica of the second edition in 1932.

Consider the classic varieties of replica 1933:

Classical Brushed Chrome

Gilded Brushed Gold Plated

And the color of a rose gold - Rose Gold Finish

Decorate a little lineup. Referring to the author's works. Two Replicas 1933 performed by Paul Fleming. Start with elven runes engraved inscription of "The Lord of the Rings":

The inscription in Elvish language reads:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Three - elven lords in podzvezdny limit
Seven - for the gnomes, prevailing in Podgornoye expanse,
Nine - mortals whose weighted term and inheritance
And One - The Lord of the black throne
In Mordor, where the everlasting darkness
To all to find, together convene
And the unified will of a black tie down
In Mordor, where the everlasting darkness.

Another unique work of Paul - Replica 1933 "Bend" with the words «A man is never so tall as when he bends to help a child» (man is never so tall as when stoops to help a child):

Replica 1933 also sold in small metal boxes that came in this package, on which the facts of the history of Zippo Mfg Company:

Comparison with the original Zippo 1933.

In principle, this comparison could be completed only one sentence - a replica of the original and only match the look (form). That's all. No further similarities are observed. Easier to talk about the differences. One of them - a loop.

The original 1933 Zippo external three-link loops, while the replica 1932-33 - loop routine, five-, but because of the two plates under the loops and over them sometimes gives the impression that the external loop. However, this is not the case, you need only take a closer look closely:

The stamp on the bottom. Here the most appropriate to compare with the original replica of the first edition in 1932, as soon as she had all of the issues of replica 1932-33 font lettering on the bottom close to the font of the original inscription. In principle, there is some similarity. The only difference, as it should be - the inscription Original Replica 1932. Location of signs, as you see, is a little different, too. In this case, the inscription on a replica Pat. Pending - Patent Pending (patent pending). Fact that the patent was not obtained immediately, so in the early Zippo meets the marking on the bottom. Once the patent has been obtained, began to write his number - Pat 2032695.

One of the biggest differences - in all replicas 1932-33 is the usual modern insert. It follows that all of its components is not repeated component inserts the original 1933: the length of the inserts, rounded edges, no hook-cam shape, notches on wheels, rivets, etc. No similarity "inside" of the original 1933 was observed. Moreover, the original inserts in 1933 were without any signs and markings:

These are the differences from the original 1932-33 Replica Zippo 1933. Similarities, in fact, not so much, or rather the similarity is only one, as I have already said - in the external form, that is, the height and fully rigorous square faces. Hence the conclusion that when it comes to replica 1932-33 as copies of the original 1933 Zippo, the replicas of them can not be called explicitly.

Article is based on material . Thanks to its creator Andy for the excellent review.

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1 comment

  1. blinowww (05.06.2010 16:34) ( Reply )

    excellent review, Arthur!

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