Pennsylvania

Zippo Celebrates 550 Millionth Lighter Produced

Zippo Lighter
AP

A Pennsylvania company is celebrating the 550 millionth cigarette lighter to roll out of its factory.

Zippo Manufacturing Co. in Bradford makes the iconic lighters with the metal cases and lids that "click."

The Bradford Era reports the milestone lighter was made on Monday.

The company celebrated its 80th anniversary by producing its 500 millionth lighter in June 2012.

The company sells its lighters and other products in about 180 countries around the world.

Bradford is about 130 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, a few miles from the New York border.

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