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du Pont Explosives pipes were given out as souvenir pipes by the Explosives Department between 1912 and 1933. (Source: Debra Hughes,  Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE USA.)  
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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 barrel of explosives. 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.
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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
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File:Gunpowder-keg.jpg|Example gunpowder keg with extra bands to prevent staving
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Example du Pont Explosives pipe bowl
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<gallery widths=250 heights=185 caption="An unsmoked example, courtesy Brian Robertson Collection">
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[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]]
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[[Category: United States]]

Latest revision as of 13:45, 21 May 2021

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!