"In all things be passionate"
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Photos courtesy of Steve Mahon
1963 cardboard art from Bradford factory. Both this & the lady bowler share the same art for the lid (3rd pic.). The artwork (signed on the back) was done by Mr Julio Pedine, who was well loved within Zippo's art department. This set has since returned to be passed down in the Pedine family
c. 1960 first production brushed chrome Zippo Rules, #6160. Early models have the bold italic Zippo bottom stamp & nickel-plated high carbon steel tape blades with "Patented" printed between the 6 & 7" mark (pic 2) & also markings further down the blade (pic 3). They were marked with gradations of 32nds up to either the 6" or 7" mark. There seem to be up to 11 variations on the blades/blade markings.
The Algoma is Canadian bottom stamped & has French & English paperwork.
1960-66 - the 3 differentCorinthian table lighters (11cms high) in the pearlescent white, pearlescent blue (turquoise) & chrome finishes The Corinthians had specially designed slim inserts.
1960-66 Moderne table lighters were released in 3 different finishes - chrome, rhodium & black
c. 1962 brushed chrome Salesman Rule (#6660) - the bottom stamp italic logo is thinner & has the (R) added. The tape blade is also marked differently (pics 2 & 3)
The Bear - rare promotional piece from c. 1962/63. This wind-up mechanical tin bear (not currently working) was used to herald the new style Zippo fuel can in 1963. He stands approx. 15cms tall &, when working, turns over the metal pages of the book using a magnet affixed to his right hand. The 5 pages read "The Zippo Fuel Story", "New Fuel", "New Size", "New Spout", "New Sales"
1966 "Ras Tanura Golf Association, Saudi Arabia" Zippo with it's original insert & the owner's signature, R.J. Hanna, hand engraved on both the front & back.
Early Greenskeeper - c. late 1968. The earliest greenskeepers didn't have "Patent pending" stamped on the blade
1968 Roseart lighter & ashtray set
- the bottoms show the old style logos Roseart used back then - nowadays it is etched into the bottom rather than an applied logo
c.1967-75 Mitchum advertiser on Niagara Falls factory Zippo
1968 Slim TRS 3 panel advertiser with a very detailed "Fiddler on the roof" ticket on the back
c. 1968, Canada release, double side logo pocket knife/nail file & guarantee paper
1969, as I understand it this was a salesman'piece designed to give an idea of how much scripting it was possible to fit onto a Zippo.
l966 3 pack of Zippo golf balls, made by Faultless Co. - these are the 2nd type of golfballs produced under the Zippo brandname. Guaranteed "against cutting, tearing, smiling or anything that would render it unplayable in 10 rounds (180 holes)"
1965 slim with unsigned,artisan added scrimshaw on an ?? ivory
1966 slim with 5 colour design
1965 USS Lewis & Clark
(info) nuclear powered submarine plankowner (ie. member of first crew) presentation piece. The double dolphin submarine logo has an interesting history.
1961 thoughtful (& questionable!!) gift from Mike & Melanie
c. 1965 early model pocket knife/nail file (#7600) that were made by Bacckus Novelty Co. exclusively for Zippo. The earliest models have no tang stamp on the file blade. This one has PCB (standing for Philo Chase Blaisdell - George's father) initials which is normally a sign of being an early in production piece & often Zippo items with PCB were used in advertorial spreads.
c. late 1960's, 3 pocket knife/nail files - note the different tang stamps