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  Patent-

  number

  Hinges

 Chimney

 Bottom

   Case-
   styling

    Case-

    finish

     Insert

Special-Features

1932

Pat.
Pending

3 Barrel
outside

16 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

1933

Pat.
Pending

3 Barrel
outside

16 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

Two diagonal Lines on the
Lid and the Case

1934

Pat.
Pending

3 Barrel
outside

16 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

1/4 inch shorter

1935

Pat.
Pending

3 Barrel
outside

16 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

 EARLY
1936

Pat.
Pending

4 Barrel
outside

16 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

3/3/1936 giving the patent
of a “Pocket-Lighter”

  LATE
1936

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Square
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

1937

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

1938

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

1939

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

The end of diagonal
Lines

1940

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

  EARLY
1941

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

Chrome on
Solid Brass

Polish
Brass

   LATE
1941

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

BlackCrackle
on Steel

Steel

Some Cases were chrome
On Steel

1942

Pat.
2032695

4 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Flat

Rounded
Corner

BlackCrackle
on Steel

Steel

Some were stamped in
Error Pat.”203695”

1943

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Round

Rounded
Corner

BlackCrackle
on Steel

Steel

1944

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Round

Rounded
Corner

BlackCrackle
on Steel

Steel

1945

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Round

Rounded
Corner

BlackCrackle
on Steel

Steel

1946

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

14 Holes

Canned
Bottom

New Style
So as today

Nickel
Silver

Nickel
Silver

Only ´46 Zippos were
made in Nickel Silver

1947

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Nickel

1948

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Nickel

1949

Pat.
2032695

3 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Nickel

1950

Pat.
2032695

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Nickel

Only ´50 & early '51 Zippos were
made in Leather

1951

Pat.
2032695

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Nickel

1952

Pat.
2032695

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainlesss
Steel

1953

Pat2517191 ®
Pat Pend

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainless
Steel

3/3/1953 the Pat.Nr. is
changed

1954

Pat2517191 ®
Pat Pend

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainless
Steel

1955

Pat2517191 ®
Pat Pend

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainless
Steel

1956

Pat2517191 ®
Pat Pend

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainless
Steel

1957

Pat2517191 ®
Pat Pend

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Steel

Stainless
Steel

There were a aluminum
Case only in ´57

1958

5 Barrel
inside

16 Holes

Canned
Bottom

Today´s
Design

Chrome over
Brass

Stainless
Steel

Till today these features
are not changed.

1958

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            Pat

    . . . .
2517191

1959

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            Pat

    . . . .
2517191

1960

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            Pat

      . . .
2517191

1961

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            Pat

      . .
2517191

1962

      . .
            Pat

      . .
2517191

1963

      . .
            Pat

      .
2517191

1964

       .
            Pat

      .
2517191

1965

     .          
            Pat

       
2517191

1966

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2517191

1967

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2517191

1967

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1986

  G-L

  II

1987

  A-L

  III

1988

  A-L

  IV

1989

  A-L

  V

1990

  A-L

  VI

1991

  A-L

  VII

1992

  A-L

  VIII

1993

  A-L

  IX

1994

  A-L

  X

1995

  A-L

  XI

1996

  A-L

  XII

1997

  A-L

  XIII

1998

  A-L

  XIV

1999

  A-L

  XV

2000

  A-L

  2000
    XVI

2001

  A-L

  01

2002

  A-L

  02

2003

  A-L

  03

2004

  A-L

  04

2005

  A-L

  05

2006

  A-L

  06

2007

  A-L

  07

2008

  A-L

  08

2009

  A-L

  09

2010

  A-L

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