My collection of Zippo
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:
Here are three such wonderful specimen from my collection - 1948, 1956 and 1957. Belonged to the American Trucker, hitting years without accidents:
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.
Rare instances of bilateral engravings, and pictures from different angles are different:
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.
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:
To compare sizes:
Modern Zippo 2006 GMC truck with the mid-1920s: