Brand: Mitsubishi Pencil Co.
Made in: Japan
Fantastic Limited Edition of the Uni at the top. Features the 100 years stamp and the fine gold trim. NOTE: The 100 Anniv. uni is available to purchase here. The middle model is the model currently available in stores with NO JIS mark and a barcode on the reverse. The bottom model sports the JIS mark as well as the inscription shown: “marking 30th anniversary." "metropolitan prefecture.” “Koto” ~ “Printing Business Cooperative Association.” In other words this pencil was specifically made for this celebration. Date of 30th Anniv. is unknown.
Founded in 1887 and formerly known as Masaki Yomato, Mitsubishi Pencil Co., Ltd. is best-known today for its uni-ball brand of quality writing instruments sold worldwide. Curiously, this Tokyo-based business is unrelated to Mitsubishi Motors and other brands within the Mitsubishi Group. Same name, same logo, completely different company.