Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob pipe:
Grabbed this pipe on a recent trip to Italy. Not knowing that it is actually the famous Popeye pipe. But not only Popeye was one of it´s famous users, Norman Rockwell (Saturday Evening Post), Mark Twain and Frosty the Snowman and now me.
I was a bit puzzled when I read the “Meerschaum” reference on the bottom of the pipe but it is part of the name. The pipe (head) is made of a corn cob and wood.
Grown in Missouri soil and handcrafted for over 143 years in the same Washington, Missouri, building, Genuine Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes are an American Legend – making Missouri Meerschaum the world’s oldest, largest, and leading manufacturer of corn cob pipes. Since 1869, six generations of Missouri Meerschaum skilled craftsmen have believed there is no substitute for quality and excellence.
Hey Alex, Happy New Year!! As for the “Meerschaum” reference, As you know traditional Meerschaum (the white mineral) comes from Turkey, Corncob is the “Meerschaum” that comes from Missouri….poor man’s Meerschaum that is!?!, But they smoke great! Enjoy.
Hi Chris, nice to hear from you, happy new year as well!
Nice for sharing your knowledge as a pipe expert:
I will see how I will like to smoke a pipe with this nice and budget version and will upgrade or not.
Hi Alex, i’m Alessandro from Milan!
I’d l’ikea ti know where dif you get the corn pipe, magne in Milan?
All the best
I got it in Varese on the main street in a tabacco shop but you might be find it on ebay as well.
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