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Title: United States Coast Guard Academy Zippo lighter, 1969

Accession Number: 2005.19.96
Type: lighter
Maker: Zippo Manufacturing Company
Place: USA, PA, Bradford; USA, CT, New London
Date: 1969
Materials: metal
Description: Lighter; United States Coast Guard Academy Zippo lighter owned by USCG sailor Peter Kolasa, 1969; cigarette lighter, thin rectangular case, top attachd with hinge, brushed metal, logo of U.S. Coast Guard Academy on lower portion depicts gold eagle with spread wings standing on two arrows, flanked by gold tridents, blue shield under eagle with anchor and "1876" in center; printed around logo "UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY"; printed under shield "SCIENTIAE CEDIT MARE"; embossed on bottom "BRADFORD, PA./ III ZIPPO II" (straight bars are a date code, indicate 1969).

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