My collection of Zippo

Zippo Ultralite 1982

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Zippo Ultralite model has been popular since the early 1980s - as a rule, they were high polish model with four colored plastic overlays. Then the plastic looked fashionable, today it looks like, in my opinion, quite poor. But that's got a rare instance Ultralite 1982 with truck - apparently Texas Valley Trucking freight company was ordered batch of promotional lighters to match the fashion trends of time. I've never seen pictures of trucks on models Zippo Ultralite.

Elvis Presley Zippo

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Zippo Ford Mustang

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Flag over Iwo Jima: Historical photograph and commemorative Zippo

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

February 23, 1945 war photographer Joe Rosenthal took one of the most famous war photographs of all time: the U.S. Marines and sailors raised the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi during the battle for the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.

This photo has become a real cult, it is reproduced in thousands of publications and has become one of the most recognizable military facsimiles of all time. She was the only reporter in the history of photography, which won a Pulitzer Prize for photography in the same year, which was first published.

This historical picture could not get on the lighter Zippo:

Safe driving awards Zippo: Lighter truck drivers

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The cargo and transport U.S. companies since the mid-20th century was a very developed system of rewards for accident-free driving - drivers are awarded for a year, three or five years of accident-free driving, it can be silver pins, badges, medals, and, of course, lighter Zippo.

Here are three such wonderful specimen from my collection - 1948, 1956 and 1957. Belonged to the American Trucker, hitting years without accidents:

The erection of steel structures ...

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Steel Erection ... or a veteran? Sorry, could not resist :)) Today's acquisition, in 1976.

Politically incorrect Zippo

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

This Zippo 1961 from my collection advertises us Catholic Youth Center. It is impossible to imagine that in the 21st century on the lighter caused advertisements religious organization :) American friends tell me that in 1961, the Scouts could use the Zippo for lighting a fire in the campaign - is, of course, partly explains the situation. Could not pass this :)

Older Zippo 1940

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Two favorite Zippo from my collection, 1940 and 1947:

Advertising cargo carriers in the Zippo lighters

Friday, November 7th, 2008

This is the first ever and very rarely seen an instance of advertising freight carriers to Zippo. Around 1947 the company began to offer cargo carriers advertise on lighters, on the very first Zippo appeared the names of local trucking companies in Pennsylvania, and then later joined by other States. These are then the truck ran on American roads, with about this and took the first picture on the Zippo:

Initially went on a simplified way: picture of the truck was offered the same, he could only vary the color and the name of the company on board the trailer. A little later began to add a few lines of text at the bottom. These lighters are beginning 1950 show, for example, in Japanese book Kesaharu Imai "Zippo Manual, Vol.1" . Presented here is an instance - Zippo 1947, with advertising Pennsylvania freight company «New Penn».

In the 1950-1970's, the variety of advertising on freight carriers Zippo growing and overwhelming.

1974 1961 1970 1964

1978 1978

Construction, heavy equipment and cranes on Zippo lighters

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Images of construction equipment at the most common variety of Zippo trucks and tractors. There are also a variety of pavers and general advertising of road works.

1973 1973 2004 1999 1977 1979

Rare instances of bilateral engravings, and pictures from different angles are different:

1963 1963

1975 1975

Construction cranes at Zippo common. In the first two-way too lighter engraved: on the face itself tap on the back - tractor, driven by excavator on the trailer.

1969 1981

Prevalent theme of different drilling, both just drilling holes in the ground and oil drilling. The first lighter on the left - one of the earliest instances of the image on the truck Zippo, is 1947.

Zippo lighters board with technical-building subjects are rare, but still, there are:

1958 1958

To compare sizes:


Modern Zippo 2006 GMC truck with the mid-1920s: