"most of the lighters in this particular woodgrain and style that i've come across online state 1970's but nothing much about them beyond the name of the product.Seems silly to me that in this day and age given the company still exists,…"
"IF it was purchased in Japan it wouldn't need to be stamped MIJ. Some serviceman probably brought it home.
This is an interesting post, however since they are still being made and sold it is not an antique or vintage, but probably is…"
"That, I cannot answer. But I do know that the ones I can across in my search did not say Made in Japan, either...but they were not the wood grain one. Maybe it was before they started doing that? Maybe it was later. On their…"
"My point for referencing the above information was that all the the PRINCE PIPETTE lighters are manufactured by Prince International. I found Colibri, Firebird, Nova, etc. but the one you are showing us is the Prince Pipette by…"
"PRINCE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD
HEAD OFFICE: POST CODE:270-2251 KANEGASAKU 162-2, MATSUDO CITY CHIBA-KEN, JAPAN TEL:81-47-710-2292, FAX:81-47-710-2293
YOKOHAMA OFFICE: NAKAYAMACHO330-3, MIDORI-KU, YOKOHAMA CITY, KANAGAWA-KEN, JAPAN
"Pipetta (Italian and Hungarian) translates to pipette (English) according to Google.
However, a pipette is defined as a tube used to transfer liquids in chemistry, medical, and other labs. Which doesn't make sense to me...go figure."
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