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George Grant BLAISDELL

American George Grant BLAISDELL

American inventor known for creating the Zippo lighter

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on June 05, 1895 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on October 03, 1978 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA


George Blaisdell created the Zippo lighter, based on an Austrian lighter in 1933. In the 1940s George bought buildings that could create a factory that could make the Zippo lighter.

In Miami Beach, Florida George died on October 4, 1978 at the age of 82. After his death, his grandson George B. Duke took control of the company.

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