Kentucky Fried Popcorn presents a visual history of the role of pipes in movies.  And yes, I know the 30’s didn’t come after the 50’s, but when I realized I’d missed a golden chance to do a Universal Horror toon, I couldn’t resist.

Part Two – The 1930’s

Categories: Pipe Blog


Trever-T · March 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

Generally they consisted of a clay or porcelain bowl that fitted into a wooden base with a drain plug and a long, ornate stem. They're known for being elaborately decorated with carvings, painting, and decals (in more modern times). The idea is that the condensation from smoking gathers in the lowest part of the pipe, under the bowl, and can be drained when the bottom plug is removed. They're neat things, but unwieldy, which doubtless limits their popularity.

Anonymous · March 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

By the way, I tried to find info about Tyrolean pipes (what it tastes like, how to use, where to buy, etc) and I was unable to find any. I know they look "weird", but is it a reason?

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