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Robert Pearlman

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posted 04-02-2009 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zippo Manufacturing Company has introduced a "Moon Landing 40th Anniversary" model as part of its 2009 line of lighters.

Some moments are indelibly etched in a generation's memory. Like the now-classic promise of "one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind" spoken by Neil Armstrong as he first stepped onto the surface of the moon July 20, 1969.

Zippo renews that historic memory with the Moon Landing 40th Anniversary commemorative lighter. The granular Galaxy finish, exclusive for this lighter in 2009, sparkles when it catches the light like stardust caught in a moonbeam. The art is laser engraved to the media finish base lighter, resulting in a metallic silver image.

The 40th anniversary model continues the company's history of offering lighters to commemorate U.S. space exploration achievements, dating back to the recovery of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronauts.

The original Apollo 11 lighter, released in 1969, was the last to use a popular Zippo imprinting process called Town and Country.

Apollo Redux

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From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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posted 04-03-2009 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't smoke, but I've gotta get me one of those.

Linda K

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From: Spring Lake, NC, USA
Registered: Aug 2008

posted 04-08-2009 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Linda K   Click Here to Email Linda K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My husband ordered one for me, and it arrived today. I have to tell you - it is beautiful!


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posted 04-08-2009 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's available for $23.50 with free shipping on List price is $29.95.

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
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posted 04-08-2009 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, Zippo has produced a bunch of other space-related lighters throughout the 1960s/70s. But not all were exclusive Zippo-commemorative space achievements. There were many other aerospace companies and contractors that Zippo lighters were produced for; many of which highlighted that company's role in our nation's space efforts.

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