The story of Zippo® Manufacturing Company is the story of its people - from the founder, George G. Blaisdell, to the many Zippo employees, customers, and collectors who have played a part in its 80-year history. Their loyalty to Zippo has made this one of Americas great companies.
Zippo lighters have an entertainment resume and career longevity that a superstar would envy. They were a required accessory for film heroes of the 30s and 40s - as much a part of the costume as the trench coat and fedora. The familiar shape and distinctive click sound are as instantly recognizable as Groucho's moustache, the Dukes drawl, or Julia Roberts smile, and American GIs have been equipped with Zippo lighters both on and off screen since the early days of World War II.
Today, though most products are simply disposable or available with limited warranties, the Zippo lighter is still backed by its famous lifetime guarantee. Zippo says, "It works or we fix it free."™ In more than 80 years, no one has ever needed to spend a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo lighter, regardless of the lighter's age or condition.