Zippo lighters have been an American success ever since the mid 1930’s when George G. Blaisdell saw a friend struggling with his Austrian petrol lighter. Armed with ideas, George formed the Zippo Company and started producing his own take on the Austrian, Trench Lighter in Bradford PA. The use of the chimney gave the lighter a very successful degree of wind resistance and could be used with a single hand. Over the last 80 years, the Zippo lighter has become engrained with Smoking and an iconic piece of American history.
The lighter its self is fairly basic and has only a few moving parts. The lack of sealed fuel tank with values and other parts which can fail, Zippo just keep on going and going. A testament to reliability to design, Zippos still come with a life time warranty*. The only part which is not serviceable by your good self, is the hinge and this will be replaced (hinge only) for no cost. Just return to Zippo UK with your name, address and it will be sent back via recorded delivery to you within 8-10 weeks. We suggest you remove the insert and when sending to Zippo write on the outside of the bag/box, that the lighter has no fuel or insert and is the case only. Royal Mail has tightened restrictions on shipping lighters through the post.