Posted by MadHaTTeR from dial-26.r05.scgnvl.infoave.net on July 07, 1998 at 22:43:00:
In Reply to: Indy's lighter posted by Tim Cook on July 07, 1998 at 18:44:26:
I once sent Zippo a good sized and professional letter requesting that they make the lighter used in the movie. I even send sketches and stuff, but was very dissapointed to not even get a reply back from them! I suppose they might be busy or something. I ended up doing the paintwork myself with acrylic paints and a lot of patience. It paid off any I carried it everywhere, but noticed that some of the paintjob was geting worn from the use of the lighter, so I quickly stored it in my display case among my other various treasures. I now just use a plain old boring zippo lighter. Perhaps if enough people request the Indy Lighter be made, one might come out. I mean, they make ones with just about everything except a four-leaf clover.
: Has anyone taken a Zippo lighter and painted a four leaf clover on it? Before you do consider getting a replica 1933 model from Zippo for $36, unless you can find an original from 1932-38. The replica will be limited to 5,000. Originals go for more than you could imagine, but if your lucky to come across one at a flea market or garage sale in some dirty, old cigar box look on the bottom for one of two markings: PAT. PENDING (1932-36 production) or PAT. 2032695 (1937-49 production.) These will have the brushed chrome finish; all WW 2 models have a black crackle finish, so they are out. The war production models also were marked PAT. #2032695 (note the # is added.)
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