Comoy’s Apple Bent – Tradition #184
This pipe is a Comoy’s classic bent apple design with a smooth tradition finish. This high quality briar pipe is made in France.
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LIST PRICE: $119.99
OUR PRICE: $99.00
Excerpt from Derek Green’s A HISTORY OF COMOY’S AND A GUIDE TOWARD DATING THE PIPES
Francois Comoy and his brothers started making pipes (probably clays, boxwood and beech) in 1825 in the small monastic town of Saint-Claude in eastern France. Claude and his son Louis discovered that briar had vastly superior qualities and, from 1848, made pipes only in this wood. In 1879, Francois’ son, Henri, who was born in 1850, moved to London with a small bag of tools but a great deal of experience. Henri set up a small factory in Seven Dials, which is today known as Cambridge Circus. He was one of the prime movers in the establishment of the briar pipe trade in London and is credited with being the author of the appellation “London Made.” He was helped at first by some of his brothers and, around 1891, was joined by his two nephews, Louis and Charles Chapuis. Louis took the name of his adoptive parents. By 1895, the business had outgrown the Seven Sisters site, and a new factory was built in Newcastle Place, Clerkenwell. By 1905, markets were being sought in America, and the extra business required a new factory to be built in 1913 at 72 Rosebury Avenue…