Dating zippo barcroft
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.
Early Zippo lighters command a high price and are difficult to obtain.
In 1934, Zippo also offered lighters which were "Decorated" by the addition of two diagonal lines cut into the corners.The bottom stamp differs by having Niagara Falls, Ontario rather than Bradford, PA on it.Zippos had a flat bottom until 1946 when the bottoms were indented.During the 1920s and '30s, the graphic patterns and bright colors of the Art Deco style covered table lighters made from Lucite, Bakelite, and enameled metals.Sometimes stationary lighters were made to resemble small vehicles or miniature animals like lions, horses, and swans.
On top of this there are various other Zippo products (Some still made, others not) that have been produced over the years.