Monday, January 16, 2012

Zippo Lighters

Zippo Lighter

Zippo Lighters are refillable metal lighters manufactured by Zippo Manufacturing Company. The company has made many different lighter designs since they were founded in 1932.

The company’s founder, George G. Blaisdell, decided to create a lighter that would be stylish and easy to use, he acquired the rights to an Austrian windproof lighter with a removable top, then redesigned it to fit his own idea.

Since then Zippo have produced more than 400 million windproof lighters, with the originally design remaining unchanged, except for improvements to the flint wheel and slight changes to the case.

Zippo operates internationally, with a wide range of sales representatives in more than 120 countries. Zippo has always been a symbol of American craftsmanship and good quality products.

Zippos lighters are also viewed as valuable collector’s items, with the company producing its own collectors guide. Many countries have even set up clubs for the collectors, including the UK. Since 1955 Zippo have put date codes on the bottom of their lighters (as a sequence of dots or lines).

Zippo lighters are made from metal and rectangular in shape, with a hinged top. The top of the case is usually slightly curved as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Llandudno - Queen of the Welsh Resorts

Llandudno is a beautiful Victorian Seaside resort in North Wales known as ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’. It is the largest seaside resort in Wales and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

It has a wide range of attractions and activities for all ages and two wonderful beaches to keep the kids entertained. Llandudno bay and North shore is no doubt the more popular beach with a long stretching promenade and various activities happening up and down the prom over the summer month. You can also find the award winning grade II listed pier at north shore which is full of attractions, fun fair ride, kiosks and cafes. The west shore is Llandudno’s other beach and my personal favourite. It is a lot quieter than the north shore and has some wonderful sand dunes for the kids to run around it and it offers striking views over the Conwy Mountains and great Orme. It attracts many water sport enthusiasts over the summer months.

You will not be spoilt for choice in Llandudno as it has wide range of wonderful Llandudno Hotels, B&B, guest houses and caravan and camping sites.