Friday, September 25, 2009

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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