05.06.1895

Mr. George Blaisdell was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on June 5, 1895.

01.06.1933

Zippo occupied the Rickerson & Pryde plant. It became Zippo's first building.

27.03.1938

The first building Zippo bought was on Barbouri Street.

01.12.1938

The first national article about Zippo was published in Esquire magazine.

14.02.1940

The initials engraved with the pantograph on the lighters were replaced with metal engravings.

03.03.1936

Zippo's first patent was granted for a windproof lighter and was numbered 203269.

08.05.1943

Zippo reported in the newspaper that all its production will go to the armed forces abroad.

24.11.1943

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's letter to George Blaisdell: "This is the only lighter I have ever had that always lights up."

30.05.1944

Military journalist Ernie Pyle dedicated a column in the national newspaper to Zippo and George Blaisdell.

06.06.1944

The lighter of the Battle of Normandy, created by Walter Nadler, can still be seen in the Zippo Museum.

25.04.1944

Letter from General Douglas MacArthur to Mr.Blaisdell, "It's a real work of art that I use all the time."

16.06.1947

George Blaisdell bought the original Zippo car.

01.08.1949

Zippo opened a factory in Canada.

04.09.1949

The design of Town & Country on the lighter was introduced.

07.01.1950

Zippo founder George G. Blaisdell, founded the Philo & Sarah Blaisdell Foundation in honor of his parents.

26.06.2013

Mrs. Bradford - Zippo table lighter.

01.08.1950

The patent number 2517191 of the second lighter was introduced.

06.03.1951

Introduction of unusual Zippo products: Zip Slip zipper lubricant and Zireen leather grease.

24.12.1952

George Blaisdell announces plans to build a three-story commercial building on Barbouri Street.

02.02.1954

Zippo introduced the table lighter, which was shown in the 82nd episode of the situation comedy "I Love Lucy."

01.08.1955

The new commercial building at 33 Barbouri Street became the company's headquarters.

15.09.1955

An open day was organized for the opening of the new head office.

08.06.1956

Zippo introduced slim lighters.

07.03.1957

Etch's drawing on a lighter was introduced.

31.07.1958

The Zippo factory started by adding date code stamps to the bottom of the lighter.

10.06.1957

Zippo celebrates its 25th anniversary.

17.04.1960

The Zippo ruler was a 6 "pocket tape measure that was advertised as a special product.

21.02.1960

Zippo introduced a modern Corinthian style table lighter.

26.04.1964

Zippo introduced a knife that included a blade and a nail file and was advertised as a special product.

16.05.1966

Zippo introduced the clip case to the advertising department.

24.05.1965

W. A. ​​Ingram, distributor in England, started selling lighters.

18.05.1966

The first fuel plant was opened on Congress Street in Bradford.

31.12.1967

Captain Caruna, currently known as N.M. Arrigo, started bringing Zippo lighters to Malta.

23.10.1969

The Moon landing lighter was the last Zippo lighter to be designed using the Town & Country manufacturing process.

02.01.1970

The Zippo Out-A-Matic ashtray was introduced to the advertising department.

04.04.1972

Zippo introduced a lighter made for the 40th anniversary.

12.03.1973

Zippo introduced its own keychains.

24.02.1975

Luster Etch engraving technique was introduced.

23.01.1976

Zippo introduced its manufactured magnifying glass.

21.05.1976

The lighter celebrated the 200th anniversary of the United States

03.10.1978

George G. Blaisdell died while traveling to Florida. His knowledge and honesty were passed down from generation to generation in the Blaisdell family.

12.01.1980

To mark this special day, donkey and elephant designs were printed on the lighter.

08.03.1980

A box for a lighter was introduced.

25.04.1980

The base of the lighter was introduced. The hand lighter became a table lighter.

01.09.1980

Zippo playing cards were introduced.

03.02.1982

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, a brass lighter was introduced.

01.03.1982

Introduced Zippo's first Cut-About knives.

04.06.1982

The 50th anniversary celebrations began.

04.02.1982

Zippo introduced the refillable Contempo gas lighter.

05.02.1986

The company Dritsas started selling lighters in Greece.

18.03.1988

The first original Zippo Replica lighters.

30.03.1988

New Zippo keychains were introduced.

23.09.1988

The 200,000,000 Zippo lighter comes from a production line.

06.04.1990

Zippo introduced the leather case with a clip.

05.09.1991

Reconstruction work on the Zippo headquarters on Barbour Street began.

14.05.1992

The first lighter of the 60th Anniversary collection of the year was introduced.

20.07.1986

Date codes were converted to letters and Roman numerals.

11.01.1993

Varga Girl, Windy was introduced as the second collectible of the year.

28.05.1993

Zippo bought W.R.Case & Sons Cutlery Company

12.09.1993

The first U.S. The Vintage Grand Prix was held on the Watkins Glen International Highway in New York.

21.01.1994

Zippo introduced the D-Day 50th Anniversary Zippo lighter model.

07.06.1994

A Zippo family shop & museum was opened.

05.08.1994

The first National Zippo Day is celebrated.

24.01.1995

The Mysteries of the Forest - an introduction to the collectible lighter.

06.06.1995

Zippo was named one of the top 100 distributors of the year as the inventor of the famous multi-purpose lighter.

21.07.1995

First Zippo / Case International Swap Meeting in Bradford.

10.01.1996

Introduction of this year's collectible lighter - Joan Pin-up.

29.02.1996

Creating Zippo's first website (ZippoMFG.com).

02.03.1996

The first pen of zippo was introduced.

05.04.1996

Zippo 300,000,000 lighter was produced.

18.01.1997

Zippo 65th Anniversary - the introduction of the Lady Barbara collectible table lighter.

19.01.1997

Introducing the Zippo 65th Anniversary lighter.

18.07.1997

The Zippo/Case Museum was opened.

19.07.1997

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge visited the Zippo / Case Visitor Center the second day after it opened.

10.10.1997

W.A. Ingram, an English importer, became a subsidiary of Zippo.

09.01.1998

The model of the year's collection was introduced - a car-shaped Zippo.

10.05.1998

A modern version of the 1947 Zippo car was brought to the Zippo Visitor Center.

14.01.1999

At the turn of the millennium, Zippo introduced the titanium case of the lighter.

16.01.2000

The Zippo of the year collection - Flame holder was introduced.

01.01.2001

The date codes for the windproof lighters were converted to letters and 2-digit digital numbers.

08.01.2001

Hollywood's Leading Light congratulated Zippo on the new gold lighter with the Hollywood star.

24.03.2001

The first Japanese trade meeting took place in Tokyo.

05.01.2002

Zippo introduced the lighter from the 70th Anniversary collection.

25.01.2002

The "Friends for a Whole Life" collectible lighter was introduced. The last lighter of the year.

29.01.2002

Zippo introduced a slim lighter with a brushed finish.

31.01.2002

Zippo introduced a slim Spectrum color finish lighter.

01.07.2002

Zippo owners Sarah Dorn and George Duke, produced 300 lighters with 18K gold seals to commemorate Mr. Blaisdell's zippo on his 70th anniversary.

10.07.2002

Zippo Collectors Club Click was created.

31.07.2002

Zippo closes factory in Canada.

08.09.2002

Zippo introduced the multi-purpose lighter MPL.

15.02.2003

Introducing the Armor Heavy Wall Lighter.

30.06.2003

U.S. retailers have been given a deadline to remove fake Zippo lighters from their shelves. It is now illegal to sell fake Zippo lighters.

03.09.2003

400,000,000 lighters came from the production line.

18.04.2004

"Zippo Hot Tour" events started in the USA.

03.07.2004

D-Day 10,000 limited lighters were introduced for the 60th Anniversary.

09.01.2005

San Diego rock quartet "3against1" won the title of the most popular band at the "Zippo Hot Tour". More than 1,200 bands performed.

31.01.2005

Zippo car and driver Brent Tyler was shown in the "Very Odd Jobs" episode on Discovery Kids in Canada.

04.03.2005

The Zippo car was shown at Daytona Bike Week in Florida.

28.04.2005

Broadway star Carol Channing and his wife Harry Kullijian visited the Zippo / Case Museum.

11.06.2005

Zippo Car traveled to Laconia Bike Week in New Hamshire.

13.08.2005

The first Zippo 200 Busch Race took place on the Watkins Glen International Highway in New York.

10.08.2005

A mini MPL lighter was introduced.

14.08.2005

Zippo's car participated in Sturgis Bike Week in South Dakota.

23.09.2005

Zippo sponsored the historic Glen Watkins Grand Prix.

01.07.2006

Zippo street lights in front of the zippo headquarters in Bradford to celebrate Zippo's 75th Anniversary.

18.07.2006

Zippo presented the 75th Anniversary lighter to the Zippo Click club.

23.10.2009

Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville, Tennessee hosted first Zippo/Case Swap Meet.

01.01.2010

Zippo makes the first perfume, the original.

03.02.2010

Zippo acquired the Ronson brand in New Jersey. The purchase included all Ronson products in the United States and Canada.

13.08.2011

The Zippo SUV was unveiled at the Watkins Glen International Highway in New York. The SUV was designed to be Zippo's ambassador.

11.01.2012

Zippo men's perfume was created as a symbol of strength and vitality.

10.10.2011

The new zippo website was launched on October 10, 2011, giving customers the opportunity to customize their own lighters.

01.01.2012

Zippo celebrated its 80th Anniversary.

04.06.2012

Fifteen years after the opening of the Zippo Museum, the museum is being completely renovated.

05.06.2012

500 million lighters come out of the production line.

01.10.2012

Zippo produces sensual women's perfume, inspired by a confident and independent woman.

02.10.2012

Zippo makes perfume Into the Blue, the fragrance is inspired by freedom and the power of dreams.