Another Pennsylvania “sign” landmark is for the ZIPPO Lighter Company in Bradford, PA.
The Zippo Manufacturing Co. has been producing lighters since the 1930s. Their downtown building features a neon rooftop sign which is animated at night. The giant lighter over the entrance is engraved with “GGB” as a tribute to George G. Blaisdell, the inventor of the Zippo lighter. The parking lot next door features several Zippo-topped streetlights. The nearby Zippo Lighter Visitors Center features more Zippo “street-lighters” and a giant lighter over the entrance. It serves as a museum and has a gift shop for collectors
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