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Bradford-based Zippo produces 550 millionth lighter

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 9, 2016 11:06 AM
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FILE PHOTO: A model store for Zippo products is on display in the headquarters of the Zippo Manufacturing Co. in Bradford, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Bradford) -- Zippo is is celebrating the 550 millionth cigarette lighter to roll out of its factory. 

Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford makes the iconic lighters with the metal cases and lids that ``click.'' 

The milestone lighter was made on Monday. 

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

It 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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