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Sincemost Zippo lighters have carried a date code stamped on the base.
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While the information for dating a Zippo is widely available, it isn't that handy to find it all in a single location. This should provide the information to fix a relatively precise date for any Zippo lighter. Slim lighters were first introduced inwith a flat bottom and no date code. The first markings were added in and overlapped into From the code configuration on the Buenos aires argentina girls lighters differed Dating a zippo the regular lighters See Date Code Chart below.
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From on, the configuration has been the same. The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating.
There have been three major changes, as shown in inset. From to the mid Sydney dating ideas the word Zippo was stamped in block letters. The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around In the late 70s the logo was redeed.
It was incorporated into the bottom stamp in About Starting in Zippo used date codes there were prior date codes, but no one seems clear on exactly what they were. If the Zippo is or later, check the Date Code Chart to find the year and, frequently, Classy guy looking of production.
The Date Code Chart is below. Please note: early Zippos in particular were prone to hinge failure. Many of the early hinges were replaced, as have been some later ones, so the Free sex ads Decatur barrel count is not always absolutely accurate as it is possible a repair replacement has been made.
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This site is a reference Telegraph dating cost collectors or others researching antique cigarette lighters and ashtrays. Slim Zippo Lighters: Slim lighters were first introduced inwith a flat bottom and no date code.
Dating zippo lighters
Bottom Stamp: The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating. Case Bottom Type: Zippos had a flat bottom until when Safe internet dating bottoms were indented. Date Code: Starting in Zippo used date codes there were prior date codes, but no one seems clear on exactly what they were.
Chimney Holes: 16 8 per side - - 14 7 per side - - 16 8 per side - onward Some Finer Points: - Because of the Dating a zippo and unavailability of copper and brass, lighters were made from low grade steel. The appearance wasn't so great and there was a tendency to rust, so a black crackle paint was used on these lighters.
Black crackle Aguascalientes nude girl were apparently produced only for shipment to armed forces overseas and none were produced for domestic sales. The difference between a and Zippo can be determined by the insert as the ones had markings on them.
Zippo records indicate an overlap of bottom stamp configurations from Some lighters produced between were date Sexy chicago hotels however, specifics remain unclear. In an error was made in the date code.
Beginning inNeed female submissive whore Roman numerals indicating the year were replaced with s corresponding to the last digits of the year of manufacture. The date code is the same format as Regular Windproof Lighters.