BIC Lighters - A Masterpiece

Société Bic (BIC) is a company based in Clichy, France. It is best known for making ballpoint pens, but also other disposable consumer products like lighters, razors, mechanical pencils and printed paper products.

It was founded in 1945 by Baron Marcel Bich, producing fountain pens and mechanical pencil parts. After shipping its well known "BIC Cristal" around the world, BIC introduced its first lighter in 1973.