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Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2

 December 20, 2019      
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2

Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2
GENUINE 1942 WWII TRULY RARE PATENT ERROR BLACK CRACKLE ZIPPO LIGHTER WITH ORIGINAL BOX IN GREAT CONDITION. FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON A SMALL NUMBER OF BLACK CRACKLE ZIPPO LIGHTERS PRODUCED IN 1942 HAD A FACTORY MISTAKE ON THE BOTTOM STAMP. INSTEAD OF THE PATENT NUMBER READING 2032695 THE SECOND NUMBER 2 WASNT INCLUDED SO IT READ 203695. ALSO SOME HAD A HASHTAG (#) JUST BEFORE THE NUMBERS, BUT SOME DIDNT… THIS ONE HAS IT. THE MISTAKE HAS BECOME KNOWN AS’ THE PATENT ERROR’ AND IS TRULY VERY RARE… WHAT MAKES IT MORE RARE IS THAT SOME OF THEM GO UNNOTICED, BECAUSE UNLESS THE PAINT IS REMOVED FROM THE UNDERNEATH YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO TELL. 4 BARREL HINGE – UNMARKED INSERT FOLDED RIGHT TO LEFT – 14 HOLE CHIMNEY. THE 1942 CASE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REGULAR WWII BLACK CRACKLE ZIPPO. THE BASE AND LIDS ARE RELATIVELY FLAT IN COMPARISON TO THE LATER, MORE COMMON MODELS. THE INSERTS OF THESE MODELS ARE NOT STAMPED WITH ANY #’S. THIS IS 1 IN A MILLION – IT TOOK 10 YEARS TO REACH THE MILESTONE OF ONE MILLION ZIPPO LIGHTERS IN 1942 – WITHIN THE NEXT 5 YEARS THIS NUMBER HAD MULTIPLIED TENFOLD. THE ARMY QUARTERMASTER CORPS ORDERED ZIPPO LIGHTERS IN 500,000 & 1,000,000 UNIT LOTS! THE BOX, AND THE LIGHTER ARE IN GOOD CONDITION FOR THEIR AGE, THE MAJORITY OF THE BLACK CRACKLE PAINT IS STILL IN TACT, IT HAS GONE ON THE EDGES DUE TO WEAR, AND ON THE MAJORITY OF THE BOTTOM. THE BOX IS COMPLETE AND STILL HAS ALL ITS FLAPS, WITH A SMALL PARTIAL TEAR ON THE TOP. THE FACT THAT THE PAINT HAS GONE ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS CRACKLE IS ACTUALLY THE COOLEST THING ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT HAS REVEALED THE PATENT ERROR! LIGHTER HINGE IS STILL GOOD, AND IT CLICKS AS IT SHOULD, ALSO HAS A STRONG SPARK. I HAVEN’T FILLED IT BUT ITS READY TO GO IF YOU CHOOSE TO. DURING WWII ZIPPO STOPPED PRODUCTION OF LIGHTERS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC TO CONCENTRATE ON THE WAR EFFORT. THIS WAS DUE TO THE SHORTAGE OF BRASS AND OTHER METALS. THESE WWII LIGHTERS WERE MADE OF STEEL (NOT BRASS), THEN COATED WITH A HEAVY BLACK PAINT TO MINIMISE CORROSION. THEY HAD 3 OR 4 BARREL HINGES (THIS ONE BEING A 4 BARREL) AND 14 HOLE CHIMNEYS. THE ZIPPO LOGO & DETAILS ON THE BOTTOM OF THIS ONE ARE LEGIBLE , ALTHOUGH THE ACTUAL WORD’ZIPPO’ IS A BIT WORN, THE REST OF THE WORDING IS CLEAR (SEE PICS). OBVIOUSLY THIS ISN’T COMMON ON BLACK CRACKLES USUALLY DUE TO THE HEAVY PAINT. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR WOULD LIKE ANY MORE PICTURES JUST MESSAGE AND LET ME KNOW AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP. ALWAYS OPEN TO SENSIBLE OFFERS. Item is in England. Parcel will be sent tracked + recorded, traced, signed for etc. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS. SO KEEP CHECKING BACK. The item “PATENT ERROR BLACK CRACKLE ZIPPO LIGHTER VERY RARE 1942 ORIGINAL BOX WW2″ is in sale since Wednesday, December 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Tobacciana & Smoking Supplies\Lighters\Zippo Lighters\Other Zippo Lighters”. The seller is “lllarrow” and is located in Cleethorpes. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada.
  • Brand: Zippo
  • Modified Item: No
  • Theme: Military
  • Sub-Type: Pocket Lighters
  • Type: Cigarette Lighters
  • Material: Steel
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Design: Military

Patent Error Black Crackle Zippo Lighter Very Rare 1942 Original Box Ww2