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While the information for dating a Zippo is widely available, it isn't that handy to find it all in a single location.
This should provide the information to fix a relatively precise date for any Zippo lighter.
Starting in 1958 Zippo used date codes (there were prior date codes, but no one seems clear on exactly what they were).
If the Zippo is 1958 or later, check the Date Code Chart to find the year and, frequently, month of production. Please note: early Zippos in particular were prone to hinge failure.
Joseph actually did know that his righteous father would not decay. 3, Shevet Halevi 3, Bereishit Rabbah 100:4, Talmud Baba Metziah 84b.) In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln pledged to amend a federal law granting only Christian clergy the right to serve as military chaplains.
But he feared that had the Egyptians witnessed this, they would have deified Jacob and worshiped his body, also possibly not allowing him to take the body out of the country. During the Civil War (in which 6,500 Jews served for the North, and another 2,000 for the South), a religious Jew named Michael Allen had been elected as the non-denominational chaplain of his army regiment.
Six months later, the law was amended to permit Jewish clergy to become military chaplains.
The bottom stamp differs by having Niagara Falls, Ontario rather than Bradford, PA on it.
Zippos had a flat bottom until 1946 when the bottoms were indented.
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