This is the first and only book
published to document the rich history of the
Bradford based company.
Michael Grimaldi, author of “And You Thought Zippo Only
Made Lighters,” this 112-page book tells the story of how
Philip M. Rose came to found the company in 1957 and
follows its progress over the years to become the thriving
family business it is today.
detailed text is accompanied by 300 photographs taken by
Steve Mahon of J & K Photography in Bradford,
These amazing images include many rare and one-of-a-kind
pieces from the family’s archives along with the latest
very excited about this limited edition book, which we’ve
been working on for the past three years. The idea to
write it came after lots of questions from collectors
worldwide regarding our history.
Many of the items in our archives are seldom seen
in the marketplace and we wanted to share these and
educate our collector’s on where we’ve come from.” said
Kelly Rose Platko, granddaughter of the founder.
Only 150 copies
have been published, of which the first 50 have been
reserved for a special edition set. The Special Edition
includes a bookplate on the inside
cover signed by the author, photographer, and Roseart
co-owner and Chairman-of-the-Board, Ralph Rose.
These books are
paired up with corresponding numbered, Zippo lighters
featuring both the books front and back cover designs
pad-printed on two sides.