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The discovery of tobacco in the New World in the sixteenth century and the opening of a worldwide market created the need for a portable way to make fire.Pieces of flint and steel struck against each other and modified pistols were early devices.
This was Alfred Dunhill’s greatest impact on lighter’s history.REPAIRING old Ronsons, Dunhills, Duponts and Zippos is a dying art.Many cigarette lighter companies have gone out of business, and some who are still around do not fix old models, encouraging customers to buy new ones instead.Blaisdell named his lighter "Zippo" because he liked the sound of the word "zipper," which was another new and publicly acclaimed device. Blaisdell's timing was poor and the lingering Great Depression nearly bankrupted the company.His luck changed during World War II, when soldiers found that Zippo lighters worked in all weather conditions.Like any heirloom, they require proper maintenance.
But sometimes the caring owners are the lighters's worst enemies.
Some people come in saying they have been ''everywhere,'' said Giuseppe Fideli, who owns the shop with Gino Signore. It came with thousands of lighter parts: tiny wheels, ratchets, valves and springs.
The owners continue to add to their inventory by buying old lighters at flea markets.
The flint was invented by an Austrian man who was an inventor and some kind of scientist.
That really created a whole new market for cigarette lighters because now it was a whole lot easier to make all kinds.
Once again, the lighter fluid that’s in the wick ignites and you get a flame.