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USS AMERICA Zippo lighter

Date: 1963
Dimensions:
Overall: 55 × 30 × 10 mm, 41 g
Medium: Aluminium, paint
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jeff Allan
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Lighter
Object No: 00054818
Related Place:United States, Australia,

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    Description
    Souvenir of the visit to Sydney by the aircraft carrier USS America III probably on a rest and recreation visit in 1970 during the Vietnam War, collected by Vanessa (Zena) Roberson
    SignificanceSouvenir of USS AMERICA III (CVA-66) a Kitty-Hawk class aircraft carrier that visited Sydney in 1968 on a goodwill tour and again in 1970 for rest and recreation during the Vietnam War. This lighter features a full colour etched image of the vessel more typical of Zippo lighters of the 1970s. (The handwritten note by the collector on the inside of the box dated 1963 was made from memory)
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