Dating zippo lighter 1937 1950
Black crackle models made of steel with a four-barrel hinge are only produced this year. The first is the one which is used allready 1941 , the second has the " date-code-error" , which lost the 2 in the middle of the pat.number. GE came up with a campaign to use Zippo lighters as a selling tool. Zippo would often use different paint processes and colors, as well as different styles of type-set to show the prospective buyer what options they had to place an order for larger amounts.We collect shipping information on purchases from the STORE which is used solely for shipping; we collect some information on various submissions which is used to verify that the submission is made by the person claiming to make it and for no other purpose.
1937 is the beginning of the brass drawn case with a more rounded top and bottom.
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This model is 2-7/16 inches tall, 1/4 inch taller than the now standard Zippo lighter. The Zippo have eight holes ,located on each side of the chimney and a three-barrel hinge outside of the case.
During 1934 the 1/4 inch shorter units continue to be produced with the 3 barrel hinge plates still on the outside of the case.