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Manufacturing myths: Pipe debunking, part II

Manufacturing myths: Pipe debunking, part II

by Ben Rapaport It is often said that a good historian is a myth-buster. A better explanation comes from the historian Henry Adams: “Nothing is so astonishing in education as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts,” and there is certainly a mountain of inert facts that promotes ignorance in […]

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The briar trade

The briar trade

Makers, manufacturers and brands that time forgot By Ben Rapaport From its inception in the late 1850s, the briar industry has seen growth and expansion that would be best described as evolutionary, starting with that cottage epicenter, St. Claude—with small- and medium-sized workshops—that evolved in the next hundred years into today’s global market comprised, principally, […]

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Big changes for Savinelli

Big changes for Savinelli

With a 135-year reputation for innovation, it was inevitable that Savinelli would decide at some point to reinvent itself. It’s doing that now and the results are impressive. P&T Editorial Staff Savinelli pipes may be the best-selling pipes in the world—and for good reason. The consistent quality and value of each pipe is evident; the […]

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