Dating canadian zippo lighters
There was a Zippo made for every Mercury and Apollo mission.
Hinges with equal barrels are generally classed as being manufactured up to the end of , whilst unequal barrels are generally classed as and later.
In order to overcome this it was decided to paint the lighter bodies with a coating of black paint.
The finished body was then baked which causes the paint to "crackle" These lighters became known as Black Crackles.
About 30% of Zippo’s sales are to collectors, according to Patrick Grandy, the company’s Corporate Media and Communications Manager.
But that’s a figure that doesn’t happen overnight—hell, it took Ty Inc.