- ZIPPO TRONG TÌNH TRẠNG ĐÃ QUA SỬ DỤNG – CÒN ĐẸP VÀ CỨNG CÁP
- SẢN XUẤT GIAI ĐOẠN 1947-1949
- BẢN LỀ 3 CHẤU , RUỘT NIKEL
- ĐÂY ĐƯỢC XEM NHƯ BẢN PROTOTYPE ( THỬ NGHIỆM ) CỦA DÒNG LOSSPROOF ( DÂY ĐEO ) SAU NÀY
- RẤT HIẾM VÀ GIÁ TRỊ SƯU TẦM CAO
In 1947, ZIPPO introduced a new model called the
“Loop” lighter, and later became the “Tach-A-Loop”
This model was made with the sportsman in mind, and featured a special hinge with a small “D” shaped loop for attaching a lanyard, to prevent the loss of the lighter. It is my opinion that this model, when first introduced, did not come with a lanyard.
In a 1954 advertisment, it is stated,
“The addition of leather thong, loop, or chain provides a safeguard against loss”
This leads me to believe that the lanyard, and special boxes, were not introduced until 1955 or 56. The word “tach” to me would be an abreviation for “attach”.
The 1955 advertisement (shown here) is of the slightly modified and longer “D” ring.
This model was later named the “Lossproof “
This early hinge was redesigned around 1950, due to its ability to pinch when the lid was opened.
This is a very early model, as the case is made from 2 metals.
The lid is made from nickel silver, whereas the case is made from brass.
Brass became the desired metal used for the case in 1948.
This one shows that Zippo was using up old stock Nickel silver lids, in the early years.