Author Archives: Robin Baumgartner

Light My Fire! Zippo the first name in lighters

George Grant Blaisdell was born on June 5, 1895, in Bradford, Pa. In 1931, at the Bradford Country Club, Mr. Blaisdell met a gentleman who was using a lighter made in Austria. The lighter worked exceptionally well, especially in the wind; however, it required the use of both hands.