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The Zippo Owners Club 12027

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #120 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:43 AM »
well damn, that is nice.

got a question for those that have brass Zippos. since brass can get that green oxidation on it, did you ever have any issues with it staining you, your clothes or gear? I know a lot of copper mixtures tend to leave those green marks on the skin (cheap street jewellery) but how is it with brass specifically?

I know this is an older post and question, but I thought I would add my own zippos, as well to corroborate the others answers.



The bottom right zippo is all brass to include the innards and has not been polished since about 1989-90 (??) time frame. No green, no mess, no marks left on clothes or skin.

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #121 on: November 13, 2018, 12:30:44 AM »
being a non-smoker and a hiker, I had issues with starting fires.

Yeah I know, two sticks, but honestly, working up a sweat to start a fire, no thanks.

For a wile I carried a flint rod, but I broke it
then I tried the old bic, but it actually fell apart one day.
I used something called a fire pump, was OK but not 100% successful in a hurry.

Then I bought an old Zippo.
Still have it 10 years later.
I have to refill it every time i want to take it anywhere, but that's no different from my old fountain pens I like to use.
I fill them every day to both flush them and top up the ink.

I have replaced the flints several times, they wear out, and the wick once (due again I think)
But for guaranteed lighting no matter what the weather, it is the most reliable thing I have.


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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #122 on: July 25, 2019, 07:06:47 AM »
Hi. What is the value of a Zippo final production, Collectors Edition, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2002?
I can see is one on Ebay now. I really want one.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #123 on: July 25, 2019, 11:53:18 AM »
Not knowing how prices go on Zippos (I have several myself but know the prices of some are way higher than others) but if it is a price you feel comfortable paying then get the lighter :salute:

Also a big welcome to :MTO: :cheers:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #124 on: August 18, 2019, 04:23:30 AM »
New here, was wondering if anyone recognizes this logo on an old Zippo I acquired? Thanks Steve
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #125 on: August 18, 2019, 05:47:18 AM »
Looks like the smaller style Zippo(used to be called the lady zippo), so maybe feminine related? Seeing as it has the little jewel pieces. :dunno:
What is the date on the base?
If it is a certain vintage, it'll have a date mark system, and just search google for Zippo date charts. That should narrow it down a bit. :tu:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #126 on: August 18, 2019, 05:48:30 AM »
Polished the Sterling and Brass Zippos this evening. They were in dire need of it. :ahhh
Threw in a little brass knife too that goes nicely with the brass Zippo. :)


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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #127 on: August 18, 2019, 10:16:20 AM »
ok those are really nice

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #128 on: August 18, 2019, 11:00:22 AM »
ok those are really nice

Yeah, what Styx says  :salute:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #129 on: August 18, 2019, 11:36:24 AM »
My Zippo collection is mostly Navy themed.

Here are the ones from a few of the ships I was stationed on

Here are my other Zippos.


Since discovering the butane inserts for Zippos, I almost always have one in my pocket.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #130 on: August 18, 2019, 07:12:14 PM »
New here, was wondering if anyone recognizes this logo on an old Zippo I acquired? Thanks Steve

Looks like the Carhartt logo.  They make work clothing and accessories.

https://www.carhartt.com/

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #131 on: August 26, 2019, 05:26:31 AM »
ok those are really nice
Thank you, styx! :cheers:

Yeah, what Styx says  :salute:
Thank you, microbe! :cheers:

My Zippo collection is mostly Navy themed.

Here are the ones from a few of the ships I was stationed on
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Here are my other Zippos.
(Image removed from quote.)

Since discovering the butane inserts for Zippos, I almost always have one in my pocket.

Great collection theme and lighters, Sos! :like:


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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #132 on: August 26, 2019, 06:29:32 AM »
Thanks, GLBM
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #133 on: August 26, 2019, 08:55:18 AM »

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #134 on: October 14, 2019, 06:27:29 AM »
Thought the non-zippo on the right might be interesting here. There are a couple of nice antique/consignment stores near me, and I picked this one up for the fine mechanicals. No markings on it other than "silver"over"mexico" on the snuffer arm. I can't tell if it ever had an outer sleeve/lid or not.
The zippos are my previous and current edc.

The only reason I'm carrying a "-------" is because the "--------" doesn't have a "-------" on it.   :drink:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #135 on: October 14, 2019, 06:30:03 AM »
My Zippo collection is mostly Navy themed.


I like your Navy stuff, Sos.

The only reason I'm carrying a "-------" is because the "--------" doesn't have a "-------" on it.   :drink:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #136 on: October 14, 2019, 06:32:06 AM »
Polished the Sterling and Brass Zippos this evening. They were in dire need of it. :ahhh
Threw in a little brass knife too that goes nicely with the brass Zippo. :)
Whoa. I mean the art. :like:

The only reason I'm carrying a "-------" is because the "--------" doesn't have a "-------" on it.   :drink:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #137 on: October 14, 2019, 06:56:06 AM »
I like your Navy stuff, Sos.

Thanks.

Your Zippos look well worn.  I have a couple more Navy themed Zippos enroute.  I’ll post when received.

 

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