What does the number mean on the bottom of a Zippo lighter?

Starting in the mid 50’s, a date code was stamped on the bottom of every Zippo lighter made. The original purpose was for quality control. The date code has since become an invaluable tool for Zippo collectors. Most lighters fabricated between 1933 and 1957 can be identified by style and model and the patent or patent-pending marks.

What do the letters in a Zippo date code mean?

The current date code system uses a letter and two-digit number to identify the month and year of manufacture. Letters A thru L represent the month (A for January, B for February, etc.) The two digits correspond to the year it was made – 14 for 2014

When did the Zippo logo start to change?

There have been three major changes, as show below. From 1933 to the mid 50s, 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 1955. In the late 70s the logo was redesigned. It was incorporated into the bottom stamp in 1980.

Can a Zippo pocket lighter be repaired for free?

Mr. Blaisdell’s world-famous guarantee that “It works or we fix it free™” still covers every Zippo windproof pocket lighter today. If your Zippo lighter needs repair, please visit our repair page for instructions. Keep Your Lighter Working Like New!

What kind of fluid does a Zippo windproof lighter use?

Your windproof lighter is engineered to work best with Zippo Premium Lighter Fluid and flints. Now, let’s go over how to fill or refill your lighter.

What should I do if I spill fuel on my Zippo lighter?

If there is any fuel on the lighter simply wipe it off or wait a short time for it to evaporate. Be sure the fuel can is closed and there is no spilled fuel in the vicinity before igniting – this is a flammable fluid. Hint: If you plan to keep the lighter in your pocket, we suggest placing it “bottom down”. 5.