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Monday, May 23, 2011

Closed Giveaway: Zippo Candle Lighter

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About: Zippo was founded in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1932 by George G. Blaisdell. He was born on June 5, 1895, in Bradford. On the surface of it, young George Blaisdell hardly seemed like someone who would find success in the brutal years of the Depression. He had very little formal education. He hated school; walked out of fifth grade and told his family he wasn’t going back.
       
His father bundled him off to a military academy, but young George Blaisdell lasted only two years there before he was summarily dismissed. His father put him to work in the family business – the Blaisdell Machinery Company – where he learned metal work, a skill that would come in handy in the germination stages of the Zippo lighter nearly thirty years later.

After World War I, he took over the family business, then sold the machinery company in 1920 and put the money in oil. The 20s roared – then stopped. Oil plunged – along with just about everything else – into the Great Depression. In Bradford, PA, where years of oil-boom business seemed invulnerable, the effects of the Depression were deeply felt.
        
Sarah Dorn provides this account of her father in the early days of Zippo: “My father hated the oil business. He wasn’t particularly good at it; in fact, he was a man for whom the boom was bust. He didn’t have the temperament for it. The one thing he did know in the early ‘30s was that he needed to do something, because those days were tough. There wasn’t a lot of money lying about then, but he went to everybody to get the money to launch Zippo Manufacturing Company. Nobody had any faith in it. It seemed like a foolish, harebrained idea. And it was. Imagine: manufacturing and marketing a lighter for $1.95 when that amount of money fed a family. What kept him going? I think whatever it was, it was tinged with desperation. He had to make this work. For him and his family, as they say now, there was no Plan B.”
Add a touch of elegance with the Zippo Candle Lighter. With 7 stylish designs, the Zippo Candle Lighter creates the ambience essential for a big celebration, a romantic dinner for two or a relaxing bubble bath. Plus, it makes a great holiday, housewarming or wedding gift. The Zippo Candle Lighter is a must-have for the fashionista with special occasions in mind.
Zippo® Candle Lighter Features:
7 Unique Styles Perfect For Any Room or Occasion
Zippo Lifetime Guarantee
Sleek Ergonomic Design
Patented child safety button
Fuel-level Indicator
Adjustable Flame Dial



I am always burning my fingers when I try to light candles that are running low. Now I do not have to throw away a candle because I cannot reach the wick. I love the designs on these candles and they come in a nice carry case.

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Open to US residents only & must 18 years old at the time of entry. Giveaway will end on June 7th @ 11:59 pm EST & a winner will be chosen by Random.org. I will email the winner & the winner will have 72 hours to respond before choosing another winner. I received free samples to properly conduct this review & the opinions of this product are solely mine. Opinions may vary to my own. I did not receive any monetary value to conduct this review.

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