The Zippo story began in Bradford, Pennsylvania USA in 1932 when George G Blaisdell noticed a friend using an Austrian-made lighter. It's design was cumbersome, required two hands to use and the outer metal casing was thin and dented easily. He decided that he could make a lighter which was stronger, lighter, easier to use and more reliable. He then began work on designing & making what is now the Zippo lighter. In 1933 the first ever Zippo lighters went on sale in America and so confident was he in its design, Mr Blaisdell introduced the Zippo Lifetime Guarantee.
The Zippo company is still a privately owned family run company, still based in Bradford USA which is now headed by the Grandson of George G Blaisdell.
- Zippo 3 ounce stainless steel hip flask for your favourite tipple.
- Has a Debossed Zippo logo and a secure lid. Slightly curved shape for comfortable carrying. Ideal Gift!