George Grant Blaisdell
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|George Grant Blaisdell|
|Born||June 5, 1895|
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||October 3, 1978|
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
|Buried||Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States|
George Blaisdell (June 5, 1895 – October 4, 1978) was an American inventor known for creating the Zippo lighter, based on an Austrian lighter in 1933. In the 1940s, George bought buildings that could create a factory that could make the Zippo lighter.
George died on October 4, 1978, in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 82. After his death, his daughters Sarah B. Dorn and Harriet B. Wick took control of the company.