Steele and Johnson of Waterbury also copied the Kluss mechanism with their Capitol model.They used a 1912 George Eldred patent to avoid possible litigation.
Bottom stamps can be found with either Menlo Park, California or the Wrigley Building, Chicago.
He also worked with the Wadsworth Company, who were master jewellers & watch case makers, to produce a more upmarket line. Capitols were likely manufactured in the late 1920's-early 1930's and none date from before 1924.
Unusual as bottom stamp is over-stamped with “Case made in Japan” (see last pic).
New Method used some of the same suppliers as Zippo.1949 - 53 Heritage 3 piece fluid table lighter set (tray, lighter & cigarette holder) in rhodium finish with bakelite handles.
Within a couple of years, he moved Art Metal Works to Newark, New Jersey, and that’s where it remained until the 1960s.