A Zippo lighters is a reusable metal lighter manufactured by Zippo Manufacturing Company - Bradford Pennsylvania. Founded in 1932, and produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933. Since then Zippo has produced over 425 million Zippo lighters. Thousands of different styles and designs have been made in the eight decades since their introduction including military ones for specific regiments. The Zippo lighter has become a part of American and global culture, and it has appeared in the scenes of over 1,200 major motion pictures and television shows.