The Scripto company was founded in the early 1920s in Kinston, North Carolina, USA. It started as a small manufacturing operation focused on producing mechanical pencils.
In the 1930s, Scripto expanded its product line to include various types of writing instruments and lighters. The company began to gain recognition for its innovative designs and quality products.
Scripto continued to grow and innovate during and after World War II. In the 1940s and 1950s, the company introduced a wide range of disposable cigarette lighters that became popular due to their convenience and reliability. These lighters were often adorned with decorative designs and were considered fashionable accessories.
The 1960s marked a period of further expansion and diversification for Scripto. The company introduced new technologies and features to its lighters, including child-resistant mechanisms and refillable models. Scripto’s lighters became a common household item and a symbol of American consumer culture during this era.
Scripto continued to evolve its product offerings and marketing strategies. The company introduced innovative designs and features, such as adjustable flame controls and safety locks. Scripto lighters were widely distributed and could be found in convenience stores, supermarkets, and other retail outlets.