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    Zippo

    Hello Forum,

    I finally found a vintage Zippo Lighter (1950’s I think)! I’m going to send it to Zippo. Lifetime warranty. How can you beat that? I’ve been told that Zippo is great! Thanks for looking!
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    On the bottom it reads Zippo Bradford PA 2517191 Pat Pending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantstopdigging View Post
    Hello Forum,

    I finally found a vintage Zippo Lighter (1950’s I think)! I’m going to send it to Zippo. Lifetime warranty. How can you beat that? I’ve been told that Zippo is great! Thanks for looking!
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    Congrats!

    I sent one to Zippo.
    It was removed/stolen on the return shipment.
    Post office did not seem to worry about it when I tried to get an explanation about where MY lighter was...L.o.l..
    Envelope was marked received damaged at one location.
    Marked received contents missing at another location.
    Guess no action was possible in the form of an investigation by the Post master.

    Guess who does not get enthused about sending stuff through the post office anymore?

    They are decent lighters.
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    Can you take a close up of the entire bottom, the hinge, and the printing on the inner liner? You may not want to send it to Zippo. Often there repair is a brand new lighter. If you have something rare you will want to leave it as is. IMO
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    Hmmmm... I’ve already packed it up, but you bring up an excellent point. I’ll take some pics, and post. Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantstopdigging View Post
    Hmmmm... I’ve already packed it up, but you bring up an excellent point. I’ll take some pics, and post. Thanks...
    Drop a like on this comment when you post the pics and I will come back and date it for you No issues. Cheers BTW they give you a brand new lighter and keep the old one. Lovely
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    I have a few Zippos. Great lighters. Cool find .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    Can you take a close up of the entire bottom, the hinge, and the printing on the inner liner? You may not want to send it to Zippo. Often there repair is a brand new lighter. If you have something rare you will want to leave it as is. IMO

    if They Replace the Guts, They Send the Damaged Guts Back with it.

    IF the Hinge is Broke, They Send the old lighter Back along with a whole New lighter

    plus you get a pack of Flints

    WIN/WIN

    if you Haven't, Write them First, They will send you a Booklet on how to Date Them,
    A mailer & A Penny on a Chain that is the Penny it will Never Cost to get a Zippo Repaired or Replaced

    Sorry I Can't Find My Booklet

    Just Write & ask them How to Send it In
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Mar 13, 2019 at 08:27 PM.
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    The bottom is pretty chunked up. The Script Zippo started in 1955 if there are no dots on the bottom I would put it 1955 to 1957 1958 would have 4 dots on right and left Taking one dot away each year until 1965 one single dot on the left of zippo then they moved to slashes or hash marks left and right which clearly is not here. If you see dots left or right post them up in order. Otherwise not being able to see any in the photos I would have to say 1955 to 1957 pre dots with script zippo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantstopdigging View Post
    Hmmmm... I’ve already packed it up, but you bring up an excellent point. I’ll take some pics, and post. Thanks...
    Nevermind on the Writing first Then

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    The cam and cam spring came apart. The wheel won’t turn, and as I was working on it the washer popped off. If I do send it in I will mark it sentimental, and to replace with original parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    if They Replace the Guts, They Send the Damaged Guts Back with it.

    IF the Hinge is Broke, They Send the old lighter Back along with a whole New lighter

    plus you get a pack of Flints


    WIN/WIN

    if you Haven't, Write them First, They will send you a Booklet on how to Date Them,
    A mailer & A Penny on a Chain that is the Penny it will Never Cost to get a Zippo Repaired or Replaced

    Sorry I Can't Find My Booklet

    Just Write & ask them How to Send it In
    That is awesome to know. I have never sent one in because I was told they kept the guts! I have a few to send if this is true. Cheers for that news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdking View Post
    That is awesome to know. I have never sent one in because I was told they kept the guts! I have a few to send if this is true. Cheers for that news!
    I Have sent in Several over the Years.

    If the Case works, They Pull the Guts, Put a Sticker Shaped like a Dot on It.
    Put a New Guts in the Case.
    And Rap the Old Guts to the Side with a Rubber Band.

    & Mail it all Back.

    They Never actually Repair.
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    Nice relic recovery!

 

 
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