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: