Dating zippos by stamp
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Because of wear it is often difficult to see which number is stamped, so the # symbol before the patent number is sometimes the only way to tell.
It has the original 3 barrel hinge and has a shorter case, compared to the 46-47 model. # 2032695 as in 52- early 53, but has the newer insert with Pat # 2517191, & the Pat. There are examples of Town and Country themes, such as the Sailboat (Sloop) that are true T&Cs and there are others with the same theme that use the Etch & Paint process.(completely different) Etch & Paint was a way to produce these very popular designs in a way that could be both mass produced, and more economical. A real T&C has the entire area deeply etched out of the lighters face by machine, then (one of many) airbrush artists would hand paint each one layer by layer until the painted area becomes almost level with the lighters original surface.
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Like lighters from other years, there are significant variations in the manufacturing process that can help determine the exact year of production.
Unfortunately I do not have the time or the money to build up a collection that will allow me to make the comparisons seen on the rest of the dating pages.
There are numerous sites around the internet that give dating charts for Zippo Lighters, and there are also dating guides in many of the Zippo Books.
Dating lighters made at the Canadian factory is a little more difficult, and often confusing, but with a little detective work, many of the clues are there.The obvious choice was Steel, but this presents two problems.Firstly, it is porous and secondly it is susceptible to rust.Early Zippo lighters command a high price and are difficult to obtain.Building a collection of these would therefore take a considerable amount of both time and money.Zippos Town and Country series was first introduced in 1947-48, and distributed by salesmen to promote the new lighter.