Date coding on the underside of each Zippo lighters case is the Zippo Manufacturing Firm’s manner of figuring out when a particular Zippo lighter was created, whereas it is likely to be dots, dashes, dates and even how the phrase “Zippo” is written.
Date coding is a process that was adopted by the Zippo Manufacturing Firm for high quality management functions. The date coding process was first began within the mid 50’s when the date codes have been stamped on the underside of the Zippo lighter’s case.
Though the unique objective for date coding was for high quality management, the process turned a useful software for the Zippo lighter collector. The date code permits the collectors to find out the age of the Zippo lighter at a look. That is enjoyable and simple to do as a result of each Zippo lighter since 1933 has some form of identification on the underside of the Zippo lighter case.
The Zippo lighters made in 1933 and up until the mid 1950’s have “Zippo” stamped in block letters on the lighter case USB Rechargeable Lighter w/Longer Flexible B07KK6VFPC.
A brand new Zippo brand was developed within the 1940’s however was not applied till 1955. The brand new brand was a script model of the phrase “Zippo” and was phased in about that point together with the yr coding by way of dots (.). Over time, the relationship codes has been modified, a number of instances over like as an illustration in 1966 until 1973 the code was denoted by a mix of vertical traces (|), 1974 till 1982 with ahead slashes (/), and 1982 till the center of 1986 with backslashes ().
Across the late 70’s the emblem was redesigned once more, however not applied into the underside stamp till 1980. In July of 1986, lot codes have been additionally being included on all Zippo lighters, exhibiting the month and the yr of manufacturing. The Zippo Manufacturing Firm began that includes on the backside of the lighter case, on the left facet of the emblem, the month code within the heart, and the yr stamped in Roman numerals (XVI).
On the flip of the brand new century, Zippo Manufacturing Firm launched a brand new and simpler technique to acknowledge the date codes. The letters A-L on the left facet of the Zippo brand represents the month that the lighter was manufactured (A = January, B = February, and so forth.), the yr is recognized by the final two numbers on the appropriate of the Zippo brand.