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Uncle Rich
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:55 pm    Post subject: Whitehall pipe question  Reply with quote

I  know that at one point Grabow manufactured Whitehall pipes. I would llike to know during what years they did so.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whitehall NY, birthplace of the US Navy, is a stones throw from here. When I haunt antique shops locally, I usually trip over Whitehall pipes. I imagine folks liked the name due to the local connection and that maybe there was heavier distribution for the same reason. No proof, just my conjecture.

Anyway, I'd like to hear if they are DG cousins as I don't recall/remember hearing this. If yes, I'll start paying attention to them if I trip over them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grabow, to my knowledge, never made pipes for Whitehall.

Mastercraft sold them almost everything they re-sold during the 60's and 70's.
Most all were imported from several different suppliers in Italy.

I think Finsbury Products Co. (Bonnie Brier importer) sold them a few.  td
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wildcat wrote:
Whitehall NY, birthplace of the US Navy, is a stones throw from here. When I haunt antique shops locally, I usually trip over Whitehall pipes. I imagine folks liked the name due to the local connection and that maybe there was heavier distribution for the same reason. No proof, just my conjecture.

Anyway, I'd like to hear if they are DG cousins as I don't recall/remember hearing this. If yes, I'll start paying attention to them if I trip over them.


Cat, Here are some Whitehall names that might be familiar. Mastercraft sold all these and about a dozen more..
Belmont
Suffolk
Hieleah (sp)
Saratoga
Gulfstream   td
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my notes on Whitehall:

Whitehall Products

Whitehall Products was an American tobacco company, originally in Helmetta, NJ. They made cigarettes, snuff and smoking tobacco. They also sold pipes, which are said to have been sourced from England and Italy.

Whitehall is a world famous name, of course, as the location of most of the important buildings from which the British ruled the Empire. Many pipe manufacturers used the name, including Civic in the thirties and forties, Ben Wade by the late fifties, and Philip Weisberg by the early sixties. All unrelated usages of a common and well known place name. Rather like calling a pipe Wall Street or Fisherman's Wharf.

Whitehall pipes generally were made by either the Civic Co. or Ben Wade in England during the mid-20th Century, except for one series of them, specifically for sale in the U.S. market, were made in Italy by Gasparini from briar harvested in Tuscany, Galabira and Greece.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ted wrote:
Wildcat wrote:
Whitehall NY, birthplace of the US Navy, is a stones throw from here. When I haunt antique shops locally, I usually trip over Whitehall pipes. I imagine folks liked the name due to the local connection and that maybe there was heavier distribution for the same reason. No proof, just my conjecture.

Anyway, I'd like to hear if they are DG cousins as I don't recall/remember hearing this. If yes, I'll start paying attention to them if I trip over them.


Cat, Here are some Whitehall names that might be familiar. Mastercraft sold all these and about a dozen more..
Belmont
Suffolk
Hieleah (sp)
Saratoga
Gulfstream   td

Thanks Tom. I might have to keep a look out for a Whitehall Saratoga, what with Saratoga being just a stones throw from here as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom. I stand corrected was led to believe they were a
grabow product.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one Whitehall that was Grandads, No fills Billiard and it is one of the finest smoking pipes I own
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ted wrote:
[quote Here are some Whitehall names that might be familiar. Mastercraft sold all these and about a dozen more..
Belmont
Suffolk
Hieleah (sp)
Saratoga
Gulfstream   td
You can add Grand National to the list. Anybody notice how some of these pipes are named after racetracks and horsey stuff? I believe somebody loved their ponies. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lonnie I met a fellow once who worked for Sherwin- Williams paint. His job was to mae colors like "indigo satin" or cloudcover gray" He at the time was earning about $70K per year- Hey I could do that.


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