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    Dad worked at Lear back when Bill still owned the joint. When Gates Rubber bought the business, they gave the employees these folding pocket knives made by Zippo. Anyone ever seen one before?

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    Last edited by studemax; January 30, 2023, 08:52 AM.
    Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

  • #2
    That's got to be a rare piece. A little bit of aviation history.


    • #3
      I've seen a whole lot of promo handout gadgets but I've never seen one like that one. I've even been through the catalogs where they'll sell you a thousand gadgets with your logo on it and I've not seen one like that one.
      Charter member of the Turd Nuggets


      • #4
        I will have to Dig Into The Shop Office Desk.
        I was given one Back in the 80's. Can't remember by who.
        If I find it, I will post a Pix


        • #5
          Turns out an engineer pal of mine has several of them - one from Beechcraft with a King Air 350 on it, one with a LearJet Model 55 (the one pictured above is a Model 23), and Ampeg logo (a guitar amp company).
          Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince


          • #6
            I used to have one as a kid, but can't remember the logo. The blade was the prize.