Advertising 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.

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 :)

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:

Cement and concrete mixers for Zippo lighters

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A rich variety of cement and concrete mixers for Zippo deserves a separate section. This is one of my favorite advertising Zippo-themes.

1968 1973 1975

Automotive advertising services on Zippo lighters

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Dozens of different automotive services advertised on Zippo since the 1950's. Among them, the tire manufacturers, car batteries, auto glass, springs, car radios and anything. Advertising tire manufacturers, of course, most of all. Here are some samples:

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