1938-39 Zippo with an early Lockheed logo in metallique.

1937-1941 Bell Aircraft Zippo

1937-1942 Zippo with Bell Aircraft logo.  This lighter has no diagonal slashes

1942-1945 Zippo with a Bell Aircraft badge attached

 1942-45 black crackle Zippo Bell Aircraft

1942-45 black crackle Zippo Bell Aircraft

 1942-45 Black crackle Zippo for Curtiss Wright.  The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets

1942-45 Black crackle Zippo for Curtiss Wright.  The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets

 1946-49 Zippo with attached logo for SAS.   Scandinavian Airline System was created in a merger in 1946 of Swedish carriers ABA and SLA - Svensk Intercontinental Lufttraffik , Norway's carrier DNL - Det Norske Luftfartselskap and the Danish carrier DDL - Danske Luftfartselskap AB to cover overseas routes for Scandinavia

1946-49 Zippo with attached logo for SAS.   Scandinavian Airline System was created in a merger in 1946 of Swedish carriers ABA and SLA - Svensk Intercontinental
Lufttraffik , Norway's carrier DNL - Det Norske Luftfartselskap and the Danish carrier DDL - Danske Luftfartselskap AB to cover overseas routes for Scandinavia

 This is a two-sided 1946-47 Zippo commemorating American Discovery Flight for American Overseas Airlines, Flagship Europe, ESSO Europe-US September 1949, belonging to Joe Ryle

This is a two-sided 1946-47 Zippo commemorating American Discovery Flight for American
Overseas Airlines, Flagship Europe, ESSO Europe-US September 1949, belonging to Joe Ryle

 1949-51 two-sided Zippo, American Overseas Airlineswith American Airlines and ESSO with wings logo

1949-51 two-sided Zippo, American Overseas Airlineswith American Airlines and ESSO
with wings logo


1950 Esso Wayne Parish TWA London 2.JPG
1950 Esso Wayne Parish TWA Rome 2.JPG

The above Zippo lighters from 1950 were given to Wayne Parrish for being a passenger on TWA's inaugural flights to London-Frankfurt and Rome, respectively. Wayne Parrish was the founder of American Aviation Publications in 1937, publisher of the trade magazine American Aviation,  American Aviation Daily (1940), Missiles and Rockets (1956), Missile Space Daily (1963) and the annual publications American Aviation Directory (1940), Who's Who in World Aviation (1954), and World Space Directory (1962).  During the decades following the establishment of his company, Parrish became recognized as a knowledgeable and trusted insider in matters relating to both civil and military aviation.  Parrish traveled not only throughout the United States, but internationally as well.  Parrish often mixed business with pleasure on his trips, meeting with executives of aviation companies in foreign countries as well as taking in the sights, as any other tourist would do.  This latter activity also enabled him to critique the services that airlines provided to their passengers, and his tips and insights, as well as occasional political commentary were often conveyed in his published columns.  In 1969, Parrish sold his interest in American Aviation Publications, Inc. to the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company. 


 1954-55 Zippo for Braniff,  an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America

1954-55 Zippo for Braniff,  an American airline that operated from 1928 until 1982. Its routes were primarily in the midwestern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America

1947 Zippo with a line-drawn Grumman logo

1951 Zippo for United Airlines engraved with the name Paul Reeder

 1950's Canadian Zippo. The front advertises Canadair Limited and the reverse has the logo of the Royal Canadian Air Force. C-L was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. It was a subsidiary of other aircraft manufacturers, then a nationalized corporation until privatized in 1986, and became the core of Bombardier Aerospace

1950's Canadian Zippo. The front advertises Canadair Limited and the reverse has the logo of the Royal Canadian Air Force. C-L was a civil and military aircraft manufacturer in Canada. It was a subsidiary of other aircraft manufacturers, then a nationalized corporation until privatized in 1986, and became the core of Bombardier Aerospace

 Early 1950's Sterling Zippo for Allegheny Airlines which became USAir.   On the reverse has  signature of Henry A. Satterwhite, one of the founders of Bradford AM radio station and who was on the Board of USAir Group for 26 years.

Early 1950's Sterling Zippo for Allegheny Airlines which became USAir.   On the reverse has  signature of Henry A. Satterwhite, one of the founders of Bradford AM radio station and who was on the Board of USAir Group for 26 years.

1951 Zippo commemorating the 25th Anniversary of United Airlines

 1949-51 Zippo advertising the Boeing Company

1949-51 Zippo advertising the Boeing Company

 1951 Zippo commemorating United Airlines 25th Anniversary 1926-1951

1951 Zippo commemorating United Airlines 25th Anniversary 1926-1951

1951 Zippo with the old line-drawn Boeing logo.

 1953 two-sided Zippo advertising TWA's Lockheed Super G Constellation

1953 two-sided Zippo advertising TWA's Lockheed Super G Constellation

 United Airlines, Winner Cargo Contest 1953 San Francisco on 1953 Zippo

United Airlines, Winner Cargo Contest 1953 San Francisco on 1953 Zippo

 ThisBeechcraft Model 50 "Twin Bonanza in reliefon a 1952-53 Zippo

ThisBeechcraft Model 50 "Twin Bonanza in reliefon a 1952-53 Zippo

1953 Lockheed advertising Zippo

 1953 Zippo for Colonial Airlines 25 Year Silver Anniversary of Safety "Over 25 Years of Safety - Safety Is No Accident".  The airline began in 1926 and was merged into Eastern Airlines in 1956

1953 Zippo for Colonial Airlines 25 Year Silver Anniversary of Safety "Over 25 Years of Safety - Safety Is No Accident".  The airline began in 1926 and was merged into Eastern Airlines in 1956

 1953-54 high-polish Zippo with the T&C  Grumman logo

1953-54 high-polish Zippo with the T&C  Grumman logo

 1953 Zippo for Westinghouse Aviation Turbine Division recognizing the World Speed Record of Douglas F4D Skyray 

1953 Zippo for Westinghouse Aviation Turbine Division recognizing the World Speed Record of Douglas F4D Skyray 

 1953 Bell Zippo with engravings of the XH-13F and the Bell 61, the first helicopter designed for antisubmarine warfare.  Bell is based in Ft. Worth, Texas

1953 Bell Zippo with engravings of the XH-13F and the Bell 61, the first helicopter designed for antisubmarine warfare.  Bell is based in Ft. Worth, Texas

 This 1953 Grumman Zippo depicts the Albatross, a twin engine amphibian utility aircraftused into the 1970' by the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard

This 1953 Grumman Zippo depicts the Albatross, a twin engine amphibian utility aircraftused into the 1970' by the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard

1953 Zippo with a Grumman logo on the lid, an F9F "Cougar" aircraft on the case.

 1953 Zippo commemorates the first flight of the GE Allison Convair Tradewind on January 25, 1954

1953 Zippo commemorates the first flight of the GE Allison Convair Tradewind on January 25, 1954

 1954 Zippo with a graphic of the Goodyear blimp.  Goodyear Aerospace Corporation was the aerospace and defense subsidiary of Goodyear. The company was originally operated as a division within Goodyear as part of a joint project with Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, leading to the famous Goodyear Blimps. 

1954 Zippo with a graphic of the Goodyear blimp.  Goodyear Aerospace Corporation was the aerospace and defense subsidiary of Goodyear. The company was originally operated as a division within Goodyear as part of a joint project with Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, leading to the famous Goodyear Blimps. 

 1954 Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft 18 airplane The Beechcraft Model 18 is a 6- to 11-seat,[twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas produced from 1937 to 1969

1954 Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft 18 airplane The Beechcraft Model 18 is a 6- to 11-seat,[twin-engined, low-wing, tailwheel light aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas produced from 1937 to 1969

 1953 Zippofor the Lockheed AEW. The LockheedWarning Star was aNavy andAir Force Airborne early warning and control radar surveillance aircraft

1953 Zippofor the Lockheed AEW. The LockheedWarning Star was aNavy andAir Force Airborne early warning and control radar surveillance aircraft

 1953 Zippo for Bell Aircraft Corporation

1953 Zippo for Bell Aircraft Corporation

 1954 Zippo for Convair with a line-drawn graphic of the B-36 "Peacemaker",  a strategic bomber operated solely by the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1959

1954 Zippo for Convair with a line-drawn graphic of the B-36 "Peacemaker",  a strategic bomber operated solely by the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1959

 This 1954 Zippo advertises Braniff International Airways, a major carrier founded in 1928 by Thomas Braniff, lasting 64 years until it failed in 1992

This 1954 Zippo advertises Braniff
International Airways, a major carrier
founded in 1928 by Thomas Braniff,
lasting 64 years until it failed in 1992

 This 1955 Boeing Zippo with an attached 10-year service badge depicts the B-52 Bomber

This 1955 Boeing Zippo with an attached
10-year service badge depicts the B-52 Bomber

 The Beechcraft T-34 was the military designation for the Model 45. Here it appears in a line-drawn engraving on a 1955-56 Zippo

The Beechcraft T-34 was the military designation for the Model 45. Here it appears in a line-drawn engraving on
a 1955-56 Zippo

 1956 Zippo for GE or General Electric with a graphic of an aircraft gas turbine enter

1956 Zippo for GE or General Electric with a graphic of an aircraft gas turbine enter

 A 1957 Zippo with Chance Vought's F8U-1 Crusader fighter which set a national speed record in 1956 by flying over 1000 mph

A 1957 Zippo with Chance Vought's F8U-1 Crusader fighter which set a national speed record in 1956 by flying over 1000 mph

 1956 Zippo with graphic of the Beechcraft Model 50 Twin Bonanza, a small twin-engined aircraft designed by Beechcraft as an executive transport for the business market

1956 Zippo with graphic of the Beechcraft Model 50 Twin Bonanza, a small twin-engined aircraft designed by Beechcraft as an executive transport for the business market

 1965 two-sided Zippo lighter and matching tape measure advertising IMCO's CallAir A-9 agricultural crop duster aircraft

1965 two-sided Zippo lighter and matching tape measure advertising IMCO's CallAir A-9 agricultural crop duster aircraft

Unique 1956 Town & Country image of an airliner.

 1956 Zippo with 1946 Scandinavian Airlines Zippo logo attached. American Airlines was founded in 1934

1956 Zippo with 1946 Scandinavian Airlines Zippo logo attached. American Airlines was founded in 1934

1957 Town & Country Zippo advertising a division of Bell Aircraft Corporation

 The Beechcraft L-23 is the air-force designation for the Model 50 Twin Bonanza.  The Zippo is dated 1958

The Beechcraft L-23 is the air-force designation for the Model 50 Twin
Bonanza.  The Zippo is dated 1958

 A Twin Engine Bonanzaon a 1958 Zippo

A Twin Engine Bonanzaon a 1958 Zippo

 1958 slim Zippo with an attached badge with a plane and "100,000 Miler" inscribed.  It is engraved with the name "J.W. Merryman" and was most likely a recognition gift by an airline to a frequent flyer

1958 slim Zippo with an attached badge with a plane and "100,000 Miler" inscribed.  It is engraved with the name "J.W. Merryman" and was most likely a recognition gift by an airline to a frequent flyer

 1959 Zippo for Bell Aircraft Rocket Division

1959 Zippo for Bell Aircraft Rocket Division

 1960-61 T&C Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft Bonanza for '56

1960-61 T&C Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft Bonanza for '56

 1961 T&C Zippo for Grumman Atlantic Aviation Corporation

1961 T&C Zippo for Grumman Atlantic Aviation Corporation

 1961 Zippo for Tradewind Airport, Amarillo, Texas

1961 Zippo for Tradewind Airport, Amarillo, Texas

 1963 Zippo advertising Priority Air Express, a division of REA, the  Railway Express Agencywhich was a national monopoly set up by the United States federal government

1963 Zippo advertising Priority Air Express, a division of REA, the  Railway Express Agencywhich was a national monopoly set up by the United States federal government

 1961 slim Zippo with rooster chasing a hen "Find 'em Fuel 'em Forget 'em"

1961 slim Zippo with rooster chasing a hen "Find 'em Fuel 'em Forget 'em"

 1963 engine-turned Zippo withLockheed logo

1963 engine-turned Zippo withLockheed logo

1963 Zippo with graphic advertising the Piper Aircraft brand

 1964 Zippo with bi-plane advertising Lyon Flying Service in Welch, LA.  "Farmers Flying for Farmers"

1964 Zippo with bi-plane advertising
Lyon Flying Service in Welch, LA.  "Farmers Flying for Farmers"

1964 Zippo advertising Braniff's El Dorado Super Jet.

1967 high-polish Zippo with the Grumman logo engraved in gold.

 1964 Zippo. Allegheny Airlines dates back to 1946 and is now owned by US Air. It serves some 38 cities in twelve states in the Eastern United States

1964 Zippo. Allegheny Airlines
dates back to 1946 and is now owned by US Air. It serves some 38 cities in twelve states in the Eastern United States

This 1967 Zippo commemorates the first firing of Shillelagh, an anti-tank missile manufactured by Martin Marietta.

 1968 Zippo with a Learjet, first flown in 1963

1968 Zippo with a Learjet, first flown in 1963

1970 Zippo with a Grumman AgCat badge attached.

 Beechcraft King Air 100 on a slim 1971 Zippo

Beechcraft King Air 100 on a slim 1971 Zippo

The Hughes (not Bell) TH 55 "Osage" is a Light observation helicopter that was often used for training. The Zippo is from 1970

 1973 slim Zippo for Air Canada, the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada by fleet size and passengers carried. The airline was founded in 1937

1973 slim Zippo for Air Canada, the flag carrier and largest airline of Canada by fleet size and passengers carried. The airline was founded in 1937

Graphic of a plane on a 1975 Zippo. Huie Air.craft Inc. is no longer in existence

This 1976 Boeing Zippo shows graphics of the 737, 727, 707 and 747 model aircraft.

 Beechcraft Super King Air 200 on a 1978 Zippo

Beechcraft Super King Air 200 on a 1978 Zippo

 Alaska Airlines traces its roots to McGee Airways, which inaugurated service between Anchorage and Bristol Bay, Alaska in 1932. Today it also serves Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This Zippo is from 1977

Alaska Airlines traces its roots to
McGee Airways, which inaugurated
service between Anchorage and
Bristol Bay, Alaska in 1932. Today it also serves Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This Zippo is from 1977

 1979 Zippo for Fudpucker World Airlines, "Round the World since it was Square".  It is credited with being the only airline to equip seats with air bags and for giving discounts to passengers with their own parachutes

1979 Zippo for Fudpucker World Airlines, "Round the World since it was Square".  It is credited with being the only airline to equip seats with air bags and for giving discounts to passengers with their own parachutes

 1982 slim Zippo with a graphic of the Boeing 757

1982 slim Zippo with a graphic of the Boeing 757

 1982 Zippo with a graphic of the Boeing 757. The 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner and is Boeing's largest single-aisle passenger aircraft and was produced from 1981 to 2004

1982 Zippo with a graphic of the Boeing 757. The 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner and is Boeing's largest single-aisle passenger aircraft and was produced from 1981 to 2004