Milestone For "Zippo!"

June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 7, 2012 at 7:43 AM EDT

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June 6, 2012 Updated Jun 7, 2012 at 7:43 AM EDT

Bradford, PA- The Zippo manufacturing company has produced it's 500 millionth lighter.

The company held a big celebration this week at it's Bradford plant. Zippo has been making wind-proof lighters now for 80 years. The company has some one thousand employees between it's Zippo operation and it's Case Cutlery plant in Bradford.

The 500 millionth lighter went directly from the factory floor to the Zippo Museum two blocks away and was placed next to the very first lighter Zippo produced in 1932.