While the information for dating a Zippo is widely available, it isn't that handy to find it all in a single location.
This should provide the information to fix a relatively precise date
Canada zippo dating marks any Zippo lighter. Slim
Canada zippo dating marks were first introduced inwith a flat bottom and no date code. The first markings were added in and overlapped into From the code configuration on the slim lighters differed from the regular lighters See Date Code Chart below.
From on, the configuration Canada zippo dating marks been the same. The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating. There have been three major changes, as shown in inset. From to the mid Canada zippo dating marks the word Zippo was stamped in block letters.
The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around In the late 70s the was redesigned. It was incorporated into the bottom stamp in Starting in Zippo used date codes there were prior date codes, but no one seems clear on exactly what they were. If the Zippo is or later, check the Date Code Chart to the year and, frequently, month of production.
The Date Code Chart is below. Many of the early hinges were replaced, as have been some later ones, so the hinge barrel count is not always absolutely accurate as it is possible a repair replacement has been made. The information Canada zippo dating marks here came from researching a number of sites with bits and pieces from each.
Chart and footnotes are from the Zippo
Canada zippo dating marks page as is the Bottom Stamp image.
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Zippo Canada - Zippos had a flat bottom until when the bottoms were indented. Outside hinge with 3 barrels: The appearance wasn't so great and there was a tendency to rust, so a black crackle paint was Canada zippo dating marks on these
Canada zippo dating marks. Black crackle Zippos were apparently produced only for shipment to armed forces overseas and none were produced for domestic sales.
The difference between a and Zippo can be determined by the insert as the ones had markings on them.
Zippo records indicate an overlap of bottom stamp configurations from Some lighters produced between were date coded; however, specifics remain unclear. In an error was made in the date code. One of the slash marks was removed Canada zippo dating marks the left of the Zippo trademark instead of being removed from the right; thus the code read: This date code error was corrected within the same Canada zippo dating marks to read: Beginning inthe Roman numerals indicating the year were replaced with numbers corresponding to the last digits of the year of manufacture.
The date code Canada zippo dating marks the same format as Regular Windproof Lighters.
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