Start Dating zippos by stamp

Dating zippos by stamp

A pasted label was attached to the cardboard box saying ZIPPO POST WAR LIGHTER until late 1945 / early 1946.

All the grade one steel & brass was needed for the machinery of war & the Zippo Mfg. had to use what was available, secondary grade of steel for their production instead.

Stamped codes signify the exact date when the lighter was produced.

Zippo lighters are identified as pocket lighters, regular, slim or a table lighter according to their style.

In the late '70s designers of Zippo lighters made another change in the logo style leading to the modern stamp.