Giant Zippo Lighter - Bradford, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 41° 56.603 W 078° 39.038
17T E 694747 N 4646159
Quick Description: This Giant Zippo Lighter is located at the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, PA.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2014 9:18:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMMHVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ndbrewguy
Views: 4

Long Description:
Atop the main entrance to the Zippo/Case Museum sits a giant 40-foot replica of a Zippo lighter with George G. Blaisdell's initials engraved on it, complete with a pulsating neon flame.

Moreover, fourteen custom-made lighter-shaped street lights greet visitors and illuminate the parking lot. These one-of-a-kind lights are 5 feet high and sit on top of a 12-foot post.

George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing Company in 1932, and produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933, being inspired by an Austrian cigarette lighter of similar design made by IMCO. It got its name because Blaisdell liked the sound of the word "zipper" and "zippo" sounded more modern. On March 3, 1936, a patent was granted for the Zippo lighter. (visit link)

Free admission

Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

1932 Zippo Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
This Roadside Giant is made out of: Metal

This Roadside Giant Depict...?: Other

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