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W650
I have some various Zippos but I always liked these Nimrod lighters too.
Grant
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dorfus
Awe crap, now I hafta start looking for Coleman Zippos`?
Man, Coleman Lanterns are great! Only caught myself on fire once.
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25 502s
cat235 wrote:
I collected them for a few years. Still got close to 200. Mainly advertising heavy equipment manufacturers and pipeline contractors. Here's some I have displayed in my office.

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That’s impressive!! Makes me want to add to the 4 I have.
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Mike
I've got a Zippo just to hear the iconic sounds of it opening, the sparker wheel grinding, and that closing sound. Flipink, squirrelch, flipclank.

Best movie for Zippo action? Apocalypse Now

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25 502s
Twenty years ago I was pretty good at the 2 finger and thumb opening deal. I tried it the other day when I pulled mine out. I can still do it. I guess it’s like riding a bike.
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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onerednek
I live in PA and the factory is only about 2 hours away, so there are a lot of Zippos in this part of the country. A great product, and if you are ever in Bradford PA stop and take the tour of the plant. It's a great tour worth the stop
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OregonMichael
W650 wrote:
I have some various Zippos but I always liked these Nimrod lighters too.


OK, I've always been a Zippo purist, but....WOW!!!  That thing is off the hook!!  Details??


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W650
Michael, I really don't know very much about them other than I bought them at a drug store back in the 70's where a friends father worked as as the pharmacist. They are both pipe lighters. I think Nimrod went out of business at some point, but you can pick them up used at the usual places like eBay, garage sales and antique stores. They work just like a Zippo and use the same flints and fuel. The one that looks like a bolt has an aluminum case.

Maybe someone else here will know more about them.
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SuperGrade

Heres my favorite zippo! It’s only two years old. I carry it all the time. I’m a mechanic and it’s hot here in the summer so it’s wet 8-12 hours a day in my coin pocket. It has worn it quite nicely. You can see the little circular mark where I spin it on my thumb when grabbing it. It has worn to me. One of a kind. It’s a solid brass zippo. 

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micaglobe
FYI Zippo is now making a (profane) butane insert for them. I think
some others may also be making an insert, but I still like the original,
but a butane would not need to be refilled very often.

Fred
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SuperGrade
micaglobe wrote:
FYI Zippo is now making a (profane) butane insert for them. I think
some others may also be making an insert, but I still like the original,
but a butane would not need to be refilled very often.

Fred
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the original is great. Zippo fluid is petroleum distillate. Hmmmmmm I wonder where I’ve heard that name at before? White gas is petroleum distillate. Makes it easy. 
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kb0hae
On NCIS Gibbs rule #9 "Never go anywhere without a knife".  My Rule 10 is never go anywhere without a flashlight.  I have Swiss Army knives and LED flashlights that I carry.   In my car I have knives, flashlights butane lighters, and a selection of tools.  In my waiting room/hospital  bag, I have a knife, butane lighter, flashlight, and small multitool.  Having a knife, a flashlight, and a few tools has gotten me out of some situations that could have been bad if I didn't have them.  I used to have Zippo lighters, but didn't use them that much as I don't smoke.  Butane lighters are not as cool as Zippos, but the fuel doesn't evaporate.
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49tandc
Surprised it hasn't been listed in this thread yet.  Here is a list of Zippo date codes:

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SuperGrade
49tandc wrote:
Surprised it hasn't been listed in this thread yet.  Here is a list of Zippo date codes:

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yeah and the new new ones are labeled plainly. Mine says J 17
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Ridge Runner
That is a well-loved lighter!

I’m not a smoker, but I’ve got a couple. Somethin’ about em...need to go find them now...
SuperGrade wrote:

Heres my favorite zippo! It’s only two years old. I carry it all the time. I’m a mechanic and it’s hot here in the summer so it’s wet 8-12 hours a day in my coin pocket. It has worn it quite nicely. You can see the little circular mark where I spin it on my thumb when grabbing it. It has worn to me. One of a kind. It’s a solid brass zippo. 

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JimL
Years ago, I had heard that all Zippo's were brass.  I was curious and called them.  Customer service answered promptly, yes, a real person.  They confirmed that Zippo's do start off as all brass, except for some special/limited editions like ones made of gold.  I then proceeded to buff the finish off of one.  It looked great initially, but as it was summertime and having occasional sweaty hands, it would tarnish quickly.  It didn't take much to bring back the shine though.

-Jim

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Coast to Coast
I have had several over the years but this one, date coded 1967, is one of my favorites.  I picked it up at a yard sale over the summer for 50.cents.  It has since found a new home.  I don’t usually hang on to the ones I pick up these days, but the ones from my youth are keepers.  

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Ed66Horan
Years ago when I was smoking, My Zippo developed a loose top. I mentioned that I was going to send in for repair to a friend. He said he had one that the rivet for the striker wheel had broke loose. He and I figured why not take his insert and put it my lighter and send it in? Off in the mail they went. When I got my repaired lighter back, there was note saying that the insert in my lighter was a much older insert, and they repaired it, for free, of course.  The folks at Zippo are the best, just like their product.

Ed

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DougA
I, too, don't smoke but my dad had a classic Zippo that he used for eons with his cigars.  All this talk about Zippos has me putting finding his Zippo on my to-do list.
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Hot Diggity
Dad's Zippo had a silver case that he bought in Japan in 1951 and has a distinctly softer Zippo sound.  He carried it until he died.  The lid is worn well down into the lower case from use, but it's still serviceable. 

I still get it out and open and close it occasionally, just to hear the sound.

Only picture I have of the lighter (center left).  It always amazed me that he never seemed to misplace anything.  More amazing if you saw the mess in his shop.
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dorfus
Well that`s cool....my old thread  has come back to life! That Zippo that I purchased is in my pocket right now.  Lights my cigars, pipe, and anything else that needs caught on fire. I did put some skateboard tape on it in strategic places as my hands/fingers always seem to be dry and not "grippy". The Carpal Tunnel surgery didn`t help either. Still looking at "upgrading" to the brass armored Zippo. That`s close to the Marlboro Zippo I had years (decades-damn)  ago when I smoked those nasty cigarettes.
Man, Coleman Lanterns are great! Only caught myself on fire once.
When I croak, my kids are gonna get a lot of cool stuff!
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Gasman64
I don't smoke, either, but I have a bunch of them; I even found my B-day Zippo!  There's always one handy on my workbench.
Steve
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AllanD
I've never smoked but I've been using Zippo lighters for years with my various Coleman GPA's
but I have discovered the "Pipe lighter" insert is superb for burning mantles and a close second
to a propane torch for proper preheating of a Q99 on my Coleman Lamp
Allan

Don't ask where the burn marks on my workbench came from...

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lamplighter44
I had one that I found in an old car I junked years ago. It bore the logo fo Cellutex and was inscribed C.N. Courier. I don't smoke, but I carried it for over 20 yrs. Not sure how I managed to lose it. I never bought lighter fluid for it. I used DuPont 3608 thinner from my place of employment, or the last drops from a gas pump nozzle. I have another one. Never used. A tenant left it behind, along with most of his earthly possessions. 
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Nighthawk
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Norm
I love zippo's and have about 10, the oldest 1956.  When it is really cold you have to keep them in your pocket so that they stay warm.  I collect so much stuff now that I don't want to get a storage locker.
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Dcbowling80
I've always loved a Zippo. I bought my first one in 1995 when I was 15 and have been collecting them ever since.
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holliswood
Zippos, my first collecting passion. I’ll have to dig some of them out and post up. Love that cling they make when snapped open. Glad there isn’t a Case knife thread 💀
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Ciancio
That looks pretty cool. I haven’t been very impressed with plasma lighters. The arc is so small/close to the lighter that the only thing they’re good for is cigarettes.
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mustardcheeseburger
after seeing this post revived, I remembered a zippo that I had of my fathers. I joined the navy in 1962 and had bought this zippo for my dad and had it engraved before I gave it to him.  he was a pipe smoker and a camel cigarette smoker and used the lighter until he passed away in 1972.  somewhere along the way I ended up with a bag of stuff from my father and in it was the zippo with the top broken off.  after reading the zippo post and the lifetime guarantee, I sent it to zippo for repairs.  I just got it back the other day, good as new.  hinge repaired and a new burner insert.  pretty good of a company to repair a 57 year old product.

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Coast to Coast
Very cool!  I like the ones with a history.  That’s the best kind of Zippo.
-Bird- Milwaukee, WI.
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DougA
I was digging around in my photo folders on my computer the other day and found these two pix of a special Zippo that was issued my to grandfather.  I do not have this lighter, one of my uncles has it.  I took pix of it when another uncle was clearing out stuff to move and gave it to one of his brothers.

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DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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offrink
SuperGrade wrote:

Heres my favorite zippo! It’s only two years old. I carry it all the time. I’m a mechanic and it’s hot here in the summer so it’s wet 8-12 hours a day in my coin pocket. It has worn it quite nicely. You can see the little circular mark where I spin it on my thumb when grabbing it. It has worn to me. One of a kind. It’s a solid brass zippo. 

259834BE-2F94-463B-8734-54C1CDAAAF86.jpeg 


During deer camp we all pulled out our zippos. The brass zippo is by far the heaviest of the 4 we had. 
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302w
I have a "armor" brass Zippo (among many, of course). It's my go to, but it's a crappier lighter compared to a standard Zippo. The case is heavier gauge but the hinge isn't... 

Regardless, anyone have a good "decanter" for filling these things? Handier than a gallon of Crown fuel I'm sure. I refill the metal zippo can but the plastic nozzle gets chewed up after awhile. 

I'd like to use an oiler but im sure they'd leak.
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Jamieoren
 I collected Zippos for years. Quit using them when I quit smoking years ago. Put them away in a box and that's where they have been ever since. Zippo lighters and Coleman lanterns are a lot of like because no matter how long they sit unused all you need to do is put fuel in them and fire them up. A true Testament to made in the USA.
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JimL
>>anyone have a good "decanter" for filling these things?

Jim,

Taking a container of Ronsonol when it ran out, I cut off the tip for more flow.   I then put CF in a yogurt container, squeeze air out of the Ronsonol container and place it inverted into the fuel to suck up the fuel from the yogurt container.  Note that if you remove the top from the Ronsonol container to save time, it will break the seal rendering it useless.  I refill my Ronsonol regularly in the winter to fill hand warmers and it works just as well for Zippo's.  I wouldn't attempt this with the metal Zippo container.

-Jim

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dorfus
I`ve popped the tops on both the Ronsonol and metal Zippo cans (a couple times), and filled both with fuel. No leaks yet after several months, but don`t how many times it can be done before the caps won`t seal.
Man, Coleman Lanterns are great! Only caught myself on fire once.
When I croak, my kids are gonna get a lot of cool stuff!
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Dcbowling80
I always get these from Amazon, I use em for CF and 3 in 1. 
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LakeGeorge
I like Zippo lighters. I don't always carry one, but if I'm camping, I'm carrying a Zippo lighter.

I. too, got the upper thigh rash once from carrying one in my pocket.
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LakeGeorge
Anybody own the Zippo keychain fuel canister? Neat little gadget. Must get one!

https://www.amazon.com/Zippo-121503-Fuel-Canister/dp/B000B589JI/ref=pd_ybh_a_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JHG6M01MP3BYH8A8V4CZ
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JimL
>>I. too, got the upper thigh rash once from carrying one in my pocket.

I've had that happen, then one day for the heck of it, I read the instructions and it never happened again.  When you refill it, you are supposed to lift that last layer of cotton, fill to the top of the layer showing and place the top layer back down. 

A buddy picked up one of those canisters.  It's pretty cool and not quite as tiny as it appears in pics. 

-Jim

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JimL
Yeah, I know this is an old topic, but didn't think it worth starting a new one.

I got this email from Zippo with a patriotic design and think it's awesome.  This is posted for the Zippo collectors here that might be interested.  I can't seem to save the image in a format to post here.
https://www.zippo.com/products/patriotic-eagle-1?_pos=1&_sid=e91b92514&_ss=r

-Jim

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Gasman64
JimL wrote:
Yeah, I know this is an old topic, but didn't think it worth starting a new one.

I got this email from Zippo with a patriotic design and think it's awesome.  This is posted for the Zippo collectors here that might be interested.  I can't seem to save the image in a format to post here.
https://www.zippo.com/products/patriotic-eagle-1?_pos=1&_sid=e91b92514&_ss=r

That's a nice one, Jim; let's see if I can post the image:
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parris001
LakeGeorge wrote:


I. too, got the upper thigh rash once from carrying one in my pocket.


I wrap a freshly filled Zippo in a dollar bill and put it in my pocket. The bill seems to either soak up the extra fluid or acts as a good enough barrier. 
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bandaide
LakeGeorge wrote:
Anybody own the Zippo keychain fuel canister? Neat little gadget. Must get one!

I've discoverd that canister is also the same amount for filling up the hand warmers. Don't have to carry around the special funnel ma jigger just one of those. I usually keep it attached to the pouch string.

Thanks for sharing @JimLJimL that is a nice case.
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AllanD
Yes, I have one of the fuel cannisters, but I replaced most of the hardware that came with it...

I was however mystified by the little rubber spare flint holder as I've always carried a spare flint between the felt and the cotton batting inside the lighter.
Allan

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JimL
For the Zippo collector's, another nice lighter.
https://www.zippo.com/search?q=VE%2FVJ+75th+Anniversary+Collectible+-title%3Ahidden+-product_type%3AOPTIONS_HIDDEN_PRODUCT

From the link:
Europe & Japan Collectible Lighter produced to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. This lighter features a 1941 Replica Steel Case with a Black Crackle finish with hand-aged edges for an authentic, battle-worn look. The VE/VJ Day logo is laser-engraved with consecutive numbering across the back. A unique bottom stamp is placed on each lighter, incorporating a period-accurate logo and steel case marking. Comes in a ration-box inspired packaging which includes a color imaged steel plate noting the dates of V-E & V-J Days, an image of your lighter’s bottom stamp, and an informational booklet.
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From the link:
Europe & Japan Collectible Lighter produced to honor the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. This lighter features a 1941 Replica Steel Case with a Black Crackle finish with hand-aged edges for an authentic, battle-worn look. The VE/VJ Day logo is laser-engraved with consecutive numbering across the back. A unique bottom stamp is placed on each lighter, incorporating a period-accurate logo and steel case marking. Comes in a ration-box inspired packaging which includes a color imaged steel plate noting the dates of V-E & V-J Days, an image of your lighter’s bottom stamp, and an informational booklet.

-Jim

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