My old Zippo – Popeye feinschmucked: This is the prototype for the Popeye Zippo upgraded by Feinschmuck, and distributed via Amtraq.My old Zippo from April 1993 (D IX, here the dating codes) in solid brass and brushed surface. The distributed ones will look like this.
I was a bit puzzled when I read the “Meerschaum” reference on the bottom of the pipe but it is part of the name. The pipe (head) is made of a corn cob and wood.
Grown in Missouri soil and handcrafted for over 143 years in the same Washington, Missouri, building, Genuine Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes are an American Legend – making Missouri Meerschaum the world’s oldest, largest, and leading manufacturer of corn cob pipes. Since 1869, six generations of Missouri Meerschaum skilled craftsmen have believed there is no substitute for quality and excellence.