years and glowing stronger"
was the slogan of the 50th Anniversary
of the Zippo Mfg. Co..
year also represented the introduction of solid brass
Although all Zippo
lighters are made of brass - except steel & nickel during the war
years - 1982 was the first year brass Zippo lighters were not
chromed but left in their natural state, with their surfaces being
brushed or high polished. A thin gold flash is added to the
surface to prevent the brass from toning.