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So I wrote the president of S.M. Frank Co. & Inc. The company that now owns Kaywoodie and this was his response. I figured some of you might find it interesting.
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Top notch. I love when companies are like this.
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Houtenziel wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:43 pm Top notch. I love when companies are like this.
Bill is terrific. For a time the DGCF gave birth to the KWCF and Bill was very informative and friendly and helpful. I stopped picking up KWs off of eBay, not because I don't like them, but because I'm a clipper. All but 2 of my KWs are neutered. One is a 4 hole. First pipe I ever restored... Everything but the stem that is. There's a bite through on the bottom side of the stem/button. I cover ut with a softy.

Back to Bill, I made it a point to buy some new YBs off of WV Smokeshop to support Bill and his company. Good smokers!
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Wildcat wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:15 pm
Houtenziel wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:43 pm Top notch. I love when companies are like this.
Bill is terrific. For a time the DGCF gave birth to the KWCF and Bill was very informative and friendly and helpful. I stopped picking up KWs off of eBay, not because I don't like them, but because I'm a clipper. All but 2 of my KWs are neutered. One is a 4 hole. First pipe I ever restored... Everything but the stem that is. There's a bite through on the bottom side of the stem/button. I cover ut with a softy.

Back to Bill, I made it a point to buy some new YBs off of WV Smokeshop to support Bill and his company. Good smokers!
Help me out here. What does DGCF and KWCF stand for? Also the same Bill I spoke to here owns WV Smokeshop?

Thanks in advance!
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Jlando19 wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:45 pm Help me out here. What does DGCF and KWCF stand for? Also the same Bill I spoke to here owns WV Smokeshop?

Thanks in advance!
Dr. Grabow Collector's Forum and Kaywoodie. Yello Bole is produced by KW, not sure who owns WV Smokeshop.
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No, Bill doesn't own WVSShop. However, they were for a time, as far as I know, the only place that sold new KWs and YBs and other SM Frank lines.

That said, WVSShop is a terrific place to shop. Real customer service, super nice over the phone and/or via email.

Back to Bill, didn't he also help with a POY at the old PSF? I'm sure he did. I bought one and later sold it :roll:
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Thelonious monkfish wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:31 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:45 pm Help me out here. What does DGCF and KWCF stand for? Also the same Bill I spoke to here owns WV Smokeshop?

Thanks in advance!
Dr. Grabow Collector's Forum and Kaywoodie. Yello Bole is produced by KW, not sure who owns WV Smokeshop.
Going to check them out now.
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Jlando19 wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:55 pm Going to check them out now.
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There's a repairman in Omaha, NE that works for Ted's Tobacco who does outstanding work at reasonable prices. https://www.yelp.com/biz/teds-tobacco-omaha
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Grumpynuts wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:45 pm There's a repairman in Omaha, NE that works for Ted's Tobacco who does outstanding work at reasonable prices. https://www.yelp.com/biz/teds-tobacco-omaha
New ownership since this summer.
Now why didn't I choose the name 'Grumpynuts'?!
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