He fabricated a small rectangular case and attached a lid with a hinge.

The Zippo timeline begins in the early 1930s, at the Bradford Country Club in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Blaisdell watched a friend struggle awkwardly to use a cumbersome, Austrian-made lighter. Blaisdell noted that the lighter worked well, even in the wind, due to the unique chimney, but the appearance and design was utilitarian and inefficient.

The lighter required the use of two hands to operate and its thin metal surface was easily dented. Blaisdell decided to reconstruct the Austrian lighter.

The lighter is ingrained in American culture and is a global icon of durability and reliability.

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Zippo’s continued expansion in overseas markets, particularly India and China, as well as strong domestic sales led to record sales increases in 20.

In 2011 the Zippo Outdoor product selection expanded to include an emergency fire starter kit and flex neck utility lighter.

In 2012, during its 80 anniversary year, Zippo production surpassed the landmark 500 millionth lighter.

Also in 2012, the Zippo/Case Museum was remodeled to better reflect the Zippo brand.

Other items have been added and deleted from the Zippo line since the 1960s. He is remembered not only for inventing the Zippo lighter, but also for his generosity and kind spirit. In the fall of 2002, Zippo obtained trademark registration for the shape of the Zippo lighter.