Zippo lighter

€ 240.00



Quick Overview

Iconic WWII Zippo lighter with black crackle finish as coveted by all GI's. This is the three barrel hinge type which was produced as of 1943. During the war Zippo only produced lighter for the US Army (see photo of advertisement). These were made of steel with a black crackle finish to prevend rust. This finish usually wore off. This example still has about 90% of its finish. It has the chimney with 14 holes. Typically the lighter has a rounded top and bottom because of which it can't stand up. The markings on the bottom of the case ar hardly visible due to the black finish. The markings on the insert are clear. The lid of the case doesn't close tight but this can probably be corrected with some minor adjustment. Now for the best news, the lighter still works! It has its original cotton and wick. The flint has been replaced by a new Zippo flint as the old ones are usually deteriorated. After the Zippo lighter fluid was added to the cotton the lighter lit up like a christmas candle. A 'must have' for the WWII US collection and also perfect for 'use in the field'. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

Very good condition.

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