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Thousands of different styles and designs have been made in the eight decades since their introduction including military versions for specific regiments.
Much of the early Zippo lighter advertising are works of art painted by hand, and as technology has evolved, so has the design and finish of the Zippo lighter.
The basic mechanism of the Zippo lighter has remained unchanged, but they developed into a popular fashion accessory, with a huge variety of artistic designs produced.
In March 2011, due to significant decrease of sales from 18 million lighters a year in the mid-1990s to about 12 million lighters a year recently, combined with increasing pressure on people not to smoke, Zippo Manufacturing Co.
tried offering a wider variety of products using the Zippo name, such as watches, leisure clothing and eau de cologne.
While it had previously been common to have Zippos with authorized badges, unit crests, and division insignias, it became popular among the American soldiers of the Vietnam War to get their Zippos engraved with personal mottos.
These lighters are now sought after collector's items and popular souvenirs for visitors to Vietnam.The museum was featured on the NPR program Weekend Edition on Sunday, January 25, 2009.The museum also contains an enormous collection of Case knives.From 1933 to the mid 50s, the word Zippo was stamped in block letters. What began as a quality-control tool for Zippo founder George G. To identify a potential pattern in any run of lighters returned for repair, the bottom of every Zippo lighter was encoded with a series of markings.The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. Since the 1950s, those markings provide a way to accurately date most Zippo lighters.Since the Zippo company's 60th anniversary in 1992, annual editions have been produced for Zippo collectors.