“Try my pipe for 30 days” : Pipes and Tobaccos Magazine

“Try my pipe for 30 days”


In the great American tradition of
everyman briar pipes, many names
come to mind: Dr. Grabow, Yello-
Bole, Kaywoodie and Medico, among
others. To me, the one with the most
attention-getting advertising was always
the E.A. Carey pipe: “Try my pipe FREE
for 30 days. If you don’t like my pipe,
smash it with a hammer and send me the


That second part became, “If you
don’t like it for any reason, just return it
to E.A. Carey for a 100 percent refund,
no questions asked.” What an offer!
Plus, the pipes feature the famous Carey
Magic Inch, a unique smoking system
protected by U.S. Patent 3,267,941.


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Category: Feature Article, Pipe Articles, Summer 2017

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