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du Pont Explosives pipes were given out as souvenir pipes by the Explosives Department of the du Pont Company between 1912 and 1933. (Source: Debra Hughes,  Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE USA.)  The original maker is unknown.
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[[File:Dupont1.jpg|thumb|left|Courtesy, David Emmerling]][[File:Dupont2.jpg|thumb|Courtesy, David Emmerling]]du Pont Explosives pipes were given out as souvenir pipes by the Explosives Department of the du Pont Company between 1912 and 1933. (Source: Debra Hughes,  Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE USA.)  The original maker is unknown.
  
 
The shape is apparently intended to resemble an 18th or early 19th Century gunpowder barrel. Poker and bent shapes are represented. Some pipes may have ferrules. They are stamped with the duPont logo and "REG. US. PAT. OFF. EXPLOSIVES" on one side and "GENUINE FRENCH BRIAR" on the other side. Stems are vulcanite or similar material.
 
The shape is apparently intended to resemble an 18th or early 19th Century gunpowder barrel. Poker and bent shapes are represented. Some pipes may have ferrules. They are stamped with the duPont logo and "REG. US. PAT. OFF. EXPLOSIVES" on one side and "GENUINE FRENCH BRIAR" on the other side. Stems are vulcanite or similar material.
  
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File:Dupont-explosives-pipe.jpg‎|Example du Pont Explosives pipe bowl
Example du Pont Explosives pipe bowl
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File:Gunpowder-keg.jpg|Example gunpowder keg with extra bands to prevent staving
 
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Example gunpowder keg with extra bands to prevent staving
 
  
 
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Revision as of 14:44, 10 February 2014

Courtesy, David Emmerling
Courtesy, David Emmerling

du Pont Explosives pipes were given out as souvenir pipes by the Explosives Department of the du Pont Company between 1912 and 1933. (Source: Debra Hughes, Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE USA.) The original maker is unknown.

The shape is apparently intended to resemble an 18th or early 19th Century gunpowder barrel. Poker and bent shapes are represented. Some pipes may have ferrules. They are stamped with the duPont logo and "REG. US. PAT. OFF. EXPLOSIVES" on one side and "GENUINE FRENCH BRIAR" on the other side. Stems are vulcanite or similar material.

Please post additional information!