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Proud heritage

Proud heritage

St. Claude, France, birthplace of the briar pipe, continues to celebrate its legacy by Stephen A. Ross Nestled in a remote valley in the Jura Mountains in eastern France, St. Claude, a town of approximately 11,000 people, once was considered the pipe capital of the world. It’s almost impossible to overstate St. Claude’s importance in […]

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Continuing a legacy

Continuing a legacy

Sebastien Beaud considers himself a lucky man by continuing the legacy of a French pipe company with a history of more than 135 years by Stephen A. Ross A group of more than a dozen French preschool children on a field trip to the Genod pipe factory in St. Claude, France, suddenly quiet down as […]

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Perserving tradition

Perserving tradition

Chacom preserves nearly 200 years of history By Stephen A. Ross In 1825, the Comoy family began making mouthpieces out of mostly boxwood in Avignon, a small village located in the hills surrounding Saint-Claude, France. It was merely 10 years after Napoleon Bonaparte’s crushing final defeat at Waterloo and only four years after the exiled […]

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