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Vintage 1946 KEM Inc. Lighter in The Shape of a Bowling Pin. Manufactured in Detroit, Mich. Lighter is under 3".

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Nice piece of lighter history. This KEM Inc lighter was inexpensive in 1946 and was sometimes given out to customers as a sign of appreciation. This lighter was manufactured in the USA in Detroit. It has become quite collectible. The red stripe on the top of the pin has faded over 70 years but can be made out.

Add this one to your collection or start a collection for a child or grandchild. This one is fairly priced at $25 and this price includes free shipping in the USA. Please see shipping profile GREGS for international rates or ask me for details.


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Vintage 1946 KEM Inc. Lighter in The Shape of a Bowling Pin. Manufactured in Detroit, Mich. Lighter is under 3".

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Brass, Plastic, cloth, metal
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