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Zippos in World War Two

Zippo is in the War

Zippos in World War Two for Reenactors

Below are some scanned copies and information related to Zippos in World War two for the reenactors.

The two pdfs below outline a general progression of Zippo from 1932 to 1950, including the famed black crackle zippo of the World War Two Era.

pg 47_Zippo timeline Part 1

pg 48_Zippo Timeline Part 2

The following pdfs show a specific progression of Zippo lighters from 1933 to early 1941.

pg 55: From 1933 to 1934

pg 56: From 1935 to 1941

pg 89: From 1940 to 1941

Zippo also had wartime ads to promote Zippos

pg 140 Zippo WW2 Ads

pg 170 zippo ad

Here is the message Zippo had which announced the change to the black crackle

pg 178 WW2 Zippo metal change

The next pdf shows a specific progression from 1941 to the early 1950s.

pg 57: From 1943 to 1953

In the 1990s, there as a market for nostalgia and Zippo manufactured Zippos in the same style of the 1930s and 1940s

pg 82_1933 Replica

The final pdf shows the change in packaging throughout the years

pg 187 Zippo package changes

Below are some specific details and analysis of the Zippo from 1932 to 1954

Intro

pg 17

1932 Model

pg 18

pg 19

1933 Model

pg 20

pg 21

Mid 1933 and 1935 Model

pg 22

1936 Outside Hinge Model

pg 23

1936 to 1939 Models

pg 24

pg 25

pg 26

pg 27

1940 to 1941 Models no-diagonals

pg 28

pg 29

pg 30

1940 to 1941 Models diagonals

pg 31

pg 32

pg 33

pg 34

1941 Steel Case and 1942 Black Crackle

pg 35

pg 36

1943-1945 Black Crackle

pg 76

1948-1954

pg 77

Accessories

pg 141: Flint Dispensers

pg 142: Lighter Fluid Bottles

pg 143: Wick Displays

Source

Zippo: The Great American Lighter by David Poore 1997 Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

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