Missouri Meerschaum, 1955

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Oh and also as of last night those were not listed on the website. So a phone call / email is most likely required. I stole the pictures from a guy I follow that was on the factory tour yesterday
Supposedly they made 70 of them I think. Any that were not sold on the factory tour would go on the site.
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Fr_Tom wrote:
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Oh and also as of last night those were not listed on the website. So a phone call / email is most likely required. I stole the pictures from a guy I follow that was on the factory tour yesterday
Supposedly they made 70 of them I think. Any that were not sold on the factory tour would go on the site.
Right, they only made seventy. And they commissioned a guy to make the shanks. Maybe they will hire him full time and they will start with diamond shanks. I just don't get the difficulty with these things. Maybe they did get rid of the necessary machinery years ago.
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Right, they only made seventy. And they commissioned a guy to make the shanks. Maybe they will hire him full time and they will start with diamond shanks. I just don't get the difficulty with these things. Maybe they did get rid of the necessary machinery years ago.
Why would they do that? They are selling the pipe equivalent of the 60's Ford Falcon. People observe there is a market for the 60's Futura too. How hard can it be?
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Right, they only made seventy. And they commissioned a guy to make the shanks. Maybe they will hire him full time and they will start with diamond shanks. I just don't get the difficulty with these things. Maybe they did get rid of the necessary machinery years ago.
Why would they do that? They are selling the pipe equivalent of the 60's Ford Falcon. People observe there is a market for the 60's Futura too. How hard can it be?
yup. I never understood their reluctance and still don't.
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Nobody appreciates anything good these days.
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Nobody appreciates anything good these days.
Word.
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I was lucky to get a anniversary dog. They released 3 different types.

I would like to see them create the Radio pipe again. The golfer was cool too.. Square and diamond Shanks were pretty neat. Old dominion still makes some cool reed cobs.
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Here's a page out of an old Wally Frank catalog. Not quite a MM but the price was right. Image
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