Post your Zippo

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Pac a Mac, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Pac a Mac macrumors regular

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    Politically incorrect I know, but who ever knew a politician to be correct

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  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    You really wanted to share the Zippo, didn't you? ;) Nice one, btw
     
  3. Pac a Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea well, its been though a lot, my wife gave it to me about 10 years ago (the lighter that is). Your wildlife images are stunning btw
     
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    For a ten year old zippo it's in VERY good shape! What are the advantages of a Zippo over a regular lighter?

    Oh, thanks for the comments on my gallery :) Glad you liked it!
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    zippos are collected by some.
    people are also known to do 'tricks' with them. and they have a very very long lifespan.
     
  6. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    They also are windproof which used to be a big thing but most better quality lighters have that now
     
  7. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like my zippo. It seems like I have to fill it every time I want to use it. I only really use it every few days to light some incense.
     
  8. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    not a zippo...but it's quite good. swiss sport butane lighter with a green flame! :D not working anymore though...anyone know a guy that can fix it around the northern VA area?
     
  9. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Cool where'd you get it?
     
  10. PimpGGG macrumors regular

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    u live in gb?
     
  11. Pac a Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know whether they were designed as such but I believe they were issued (and favoured by) US GIs. You could always get petrol or aviation fuel to fill it with and as already stated it takes a hell of a wind to blow them out. You can also submerse them in water and they will still light aftter a few minutes. I first started using them when Fell (Hill) walking.
     
  12. Pac a Mac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I find the brass versions create a better seal. Still they are not so good for occasional use.
     
  13. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    it was actually a gift from a friend. so i'm not quite sure where she got it from.:(
     
  14. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Zippos are great for lighting blunts. (full of tobacco, of course ;) )


    Gah! My dad stole mine and lost it.
     
  15. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a cool James Bond one, I will get a pic tonight.

    I had a brass one for a long time, loved it. But it got lost at a party one night, fell out of my pocket on the couch I think.

    Since I quit smoking I have not replaced it. I always heard it was good luck to get a zippo as a present, but bad luck to buy it for yourself.

    Not that I am superstitious, just wondered if anyone else hear that?
     
  16. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    I have a few, but I lost my two favorites. One was just matte black, and it fell out of my coat and into a sewer grate as I was getting out of my friend's truck. Another was chrome with a jolly roger on it. Never did find out what happened to that one. The two I have left are a Miniature one, probably from the 70s or 80s that I got from my dad. The other has a Megadeth logo, which I got at a concert a couple of years ago. I may post pics later tonight.
     
  17. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Wow you all have some unique zippos. Here's mine.:)

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  18. minty-freshness macrumors member

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  19. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    So, I dropped some change between the seats in my car the other day. I reached down to retrieve it, and pulled this out:

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    I lost it four months ago! I thought it was gone forever. Happy day.

    Anyway, here are the other two I mentioned in my above post.

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  20. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    I have a lot of Zippos, I collect them,Zippos and Shot Glasses(Is that bad for a teenager?). I don't smoke or drink but I string lacrosse sticks which requires a lot of burning strings. I'll try to get a pic of y collection but they are scttered around, so that may not happen.
     
  21. minty-freshness macrumors member

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    2 things.
    the anarchist lighter was taken by my parents...never to be seen again.
    second is, if anyone wants to get rid of theirs, i'll be happy to take them. :D for a price, of course.
     

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