Zippo dating code
If you can add any information please feel free to contact me The factory in Canada opened in 1949 and closed in 2002.
1953-1955 Bottom Stamp I now want to go back to the first lighters made after WW.
The base has three lines of text and is the only uncoded version to carry the Patent Number 2517191.
This is followed by the registered trademark sign ® and the abbreviation "PAT. This page contains details of how I set about dating these lighters and contains valuable information as to what to look for.
The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating.
There have been three major changes, as show in inset.
The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. Also, some lighters produced between 1955-57 were date coded, however, specifics remain unclear.