How Zippo Keeps The Flame Lit

On a cool day last July, Betty Linton stood under a big tent in Bradford, Pa., surrounded by thousands of cigarette lighters. They were piled high on tables: old lighters promoting Heinz and Harley-Davidson and Phillips 66, banged-up lighters that crossed the Channel on D- day, and kitschy ones from the 1970s, decorated with the fat Elvis.

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