lighter By A_olvera_world_3 Mar 10, 1823 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner was in invented by a German chemist named Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner in 1823. it was called Dobereiner's lamp. Mar 10, 1903 modern lighters in 1903 Carl Auer von Welsbach made a modern lighters possible Mar 10, 1910 Pist-O-Liter ronson released the first Pist-O-Liter Mar 10, 1913 Wonderlite. the Ronson company developed its first lighter called Wonderlite. which was a permanent match style of lighters. Mar 10, 1914 world war 1 in world war 1 the soldiers used wasted cartridges and glowing wooden blocks to make an improvised type of lighter instead of matches because they freared that the initial sparks. Mar 14, 1933 Zippo lighters have been produced. 1933 over 400,000,000 Zippo lighters have been produced. Mar 14, 1949 1949 to 2002 from 1949 to 2002 the zippo was produced in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Mar 14, 2001 2001 In 2001, according to the fall 2003 issue of IUP Magazine, a 1933 model was purchased for $18,000 at a swap meet in Tokyo, Mar 14, 2009 Zippo announced plans to purchase Ronson Consumer In 2009 Zippo announced plans to purchase Ronson Consumer Products Corporation a long-time competitor in the lighter market Feb 3, 2010 February 3, 2010 On February 3, 2010, the deal was finalized. Mar 10, 2015 invented first lighters were invented in the 16th century Mar 10, 2018 19th century. it was a highly dangerous and was very large. it fell out of popularty by the end of the 19th century.