Skip to content
logo
American Made in USA Products, Clothes, Shoes, Toys, TowelsZippoAmerican Made Products & Clothes Made in USA - All Products Made in USA, Made in America
DEPARTMENTS
Zippo Lighters - American Made Lighters and More..
Zippo Zippo
Zippo Lighters

Zippo Lighters - Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 by George G. Blaisdell. He was born on June 5, 1895, in Bradford. On the surface of it, young George Blaisdell hardly seemed like someone who would find success in the brutal years of the Depression. He had very little formal education. He hated school; walked out of fifth grade and told his family he wasn’t going back.

His father bundled him off to a military academy, but young George Blaisdell lasted only two years there before he was summarily dismissed. His father put him to work in the family business – the Blaisdell Machinery Company – where he learned metal work, a skill that would come in handy in the germination stages of the Zippo lighter nearly thirty years later.

After World War I, he took over the family business, then sold the machinery company in 1920 and put the money in oil. The 20s roared – then stopped. Oil plunged – along with just about everything else – into the Great Depression. In Bradford, PA, where years of oil-boom business seemed invulnerable, the effects of the Depression were deeply felt.

Sarah Dorn provides this account of her father in the early days of Zippo: “My father hated the oil business. He wasn’t particularly good at it; in fact, he was a man for whom the boom was bust. He didn’t have the temperament for it. The one thing he did know in the early ‘30s was that he needed to do something, because those days were tough. There wasn’t a lot of money lying about then, but he went to everybody to get the money to launch Zippo Manufacturing Company. Nobody had any faith in it. It seemed like a foolish, harebrained idea. And it was. Imagine: manufacturing and marketing a lighter for $1.95 when that amount of money fed a family. What kept him going? I think whatever it was, it was tinged with desperation. He had to make this work. For him and his family, as they say now, there was no Plan B.”

This year marked the 75th anniversary of an American icon. In 1932, George G. Blaisdell developed the Zippo lighter in a garage in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Now, nearly 450 million lighters later, Zippo lighters are still made in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Discover fascinating facts and diverse details about the lighter that has become The Name in Flame.

279 items from Zippo   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
Sort by: Price High to Low | Price Low to High

Zippo Black Matte, Anarchy
Zippo Black Matte, Anarchy
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 4
Brand: Zippo
Zippo High Polish Brass, Plain
Zippo High Polish Brass, Plain
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 5
Brand: Zippo
Zippo High Polish Chrome, A Bit O' Luck
Zippo High Polish Chrome, A Bit O' Luck
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Black Matte, This is My Zippo Lighter
Zippo Black Matte, This is My Zippo Lighter
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 1
Brand: Zippo
Zippo High Polish Brass, Plain, Slim
Zippo High Polish Brass, Plain, Slim
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 5
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Abyss, Plain, Slim
Zippo Abyss, Plain, Slim
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Jim Beam
Zippo Street Chrome, Jim Beam
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 0
Expected: 2014-08-31
Brand: Zippo
Zippo High Polish Chrome, Crown Stamp
Zippo High Polish Chrome, Crown Stamp
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 4
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Black Matte, Girl Stripper Pole Dancing
Zippo Black Matte, Girl Stripper Pole Dancing
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 1
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Jim Beam Label
Zippo Street Chrome, Jim Beam Label
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 1
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, I Heart NY
Zippo Street Chrome, I Heart NY
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Elvis Guitar
Zippo Street Chrome, Elvis Guitar
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 0
Expected: 2014-09-05
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Black Matte, 8 Ball
Zippo Black Matte, 8 Ball
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 0
Expected: 2014-08-31
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, AC/DC Lightening
Zippo Street Chrome, AC/DC Lightening
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, AC/DC Flames
Zippo Street Chrome, AC/DC Flames
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 1
Brand: Zippo
Zippo White Matte, Engraved Design
Zippo White Matte, Engraved Design
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 2
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, KISS
Zippo Street Chrome, KISS
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 0
Expected: 2014-09-02
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Cheech & Chong
Zippo Street Chrome, Cheech & Chong
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 2
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Green Matte, Irish Blessing
Zippo Green Matte, Irish Blessing
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Silver Rivits
Zippo Street Chrome, Silver Rivits
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
Zippo Street Chrome, Bob Marley
Zippo Street Chrome, Bob Marley
Price: $16.85
Avail.: 3
Brand: Zippo
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
YOUR CART

0 items in cart
total: $0.00


Save $10 Now!
Sale! - NOW Take $10 off orders over $200 (exclusive of shipping costs) with coupon code:
AGORAMANIC10

(Just type "AGORAMANIC10" in coupon code box when you check out.)
Recommendations?
Recommend an American Manufacturer and should we successfully bring your manufacturer onto our website we'll email you a $10 coupon code redeemable for any purchase over $25. (Only one Coupon can be applied per purchase)

Recommend a Manufacturer Now
Save on Bulk Orders
Buying large quantities?Save Big on Bulk Orders. Contact us

customerrelations@usab2c.com



ABOUT SSL CERTIFICATES
Credit Cards
Online Payments
Additional Options