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Old 09-27-2004, 05:50 PM
tomlance1 tomlance1 is offline
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Zippo Lighters

I have heard that the hash marks on the bottom of a Zippo lighter have a meaning. The more hash marks, the better the lighter. Whats the deal?
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:04 PM
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Zippo says that the markings on the bottom of their lighter cases are for identification purposes. It's some sort of code which tells them what month & year that particular lighter was made.
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:04 PM
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It's a date code. They used slashes from the mid-60's through the mid-80's.

http://www.smokerstuff.com/datingcodes.htm

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Old 09-27-2004, 06:06 PM
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See this thread for more:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...ighlight=zippo
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