Many dedicated collectors have worked to chronicle pipe brands and makers. It is a daunting and never ending task. Pipedia owes special thanks to J. Rex Poggenpohl for use of his 9/95 list of North American Pipe Makers in the 20th Century, with major contributions by: Tom Colwell, Gary Donachy, Tom Dunn, Bill Unger, and Herb Wilczak. Other sources include, Who Made That Pipe?, by Herb Wilczak & Tom Colwell, Pipes, Artisans and Trademarks, by José Manual Lopes, Tom Dunn's The Pipe Smoker's Emphameris (TPSE), Scandanavian Pipe Makers, by Jan Andersson, and the excellent work of Pipephil. Many others have also made significant contributions and continue the work. Thanks to you all!
Featured Pipe, Rainer Barbi
Pipe brands and makers by location
It would be great to have an overview of the history of pipe making in each of these regions. Please feel free to contribute information to the individual sections. Many of the pipe makers still need bios or additional information and pictures (just click on them, and then select the Edit tab to add any information you have). Feel free to add other pipe makers you've a particular interest in or knowledge of. Please let me know if you need any help managing the wiki: mailto:email@example.com
We use the term Broken Pipe coined by Tom Dunn, and also used by Jan Andersson, to denote Pipe Makers who have passed on. (Translation of the commonly used French expression "Casser sa pipe")
||Lopes states they are produced in Algeria with Vulcanite stems
||brand of pipe tobacco blender Candido Giovanella made by Bertoldi
||Cachimbos JCI, discontinued
||Larsan Indústria de Artefatos de Madeira
||Gustavo Cunha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
||Fábrica de Cachimbos Brasil, discontinued
||Cachimbos Ranieri, discontinued
||William and David Bell; 19th century clay pipe factory in Quebec
|Blatter & Blatter
||Peter and Robert Blatter; Montreal, Can.
|Briar Sweat & Tears/BST
||Todd Bannard; Carstairs, Alberta
|Cats Paw Pipes
||Bill & Terri Weist
||See Vesz Pipes, Julius Vesz; Toronto, Ont., Can.
||Brand of Paradis Pipes
||see Paradis Pipes
||Brand of former Montreal tobacconist, made by Comoy's; Symbol: G
|Henderson & Lovelace, E.M.
||Second half of the 19th century clay pipe factory in Montreal
||Canadian brand, see Paradis Pipes
||Canadian brand, see Paradis Pipes
||system pipes; British Columbia
||see Colm Magner
||John Hamilton McGrath
|Olde World Fine Clays
||Bill Phillips; Red Deer, Alberta
|Pipes by Cody Perkins
|Pipes by Wolfgang
||Rettalb is an anagram of "Blatter"! Sub-brand, → Blatter & Blatter
|Rocheleau Briar Pipes
Canadian pipe making is very individual. Some styles are very traditional, showing definite Old World roots, while others are heavily influenced by the Danish freehand movement.
||Miguel A. Rodriguez (Familia Crart, Creaciones Artisticas)
||Eucalptus pipes made by Luis Baquero, who began a small production in 2001
American pipe making is heavily influenced by the European schools, although Asian aesthetics, at least as they play out in pipes, have also become a notable influence. In particular, the Italian, English, and French schools, with their traditional shapes, have formed the basis for the work of many American pipe makers who have pored over collections of old Dunhills, Barlings, GBDs, Costellos, Savinelli's, etc. Many of these shapes were well established by the 1920s. Others are heavily influenced by the makers of Danish high grade pipes, who have likewise been influenced by their mentors, the fathers of the Danish freehand movement of the 1950's and '60s.
"Go West" is a fascinating look at high grade American pipe makers from across the pond. Written By: Erwin Van Hove and originally published in the French magazine, Pipe Mag.
Among other interesting developments in US pipe making has been Sandblasting. Fred Hanna wrote an interesting article for The Pipe Collector called, The Best Sandblasted Pipes are Being Made By Americans, where he writes, "Now and then, someone will point to a particular country, such as Denmark or Italy, and remark upon the quality of their pipe makers as a group. This may be in terms of design, finish, mouthpieces, engineering, or what have you. Let's add another such assessment. I have been watching the quality of sandblasting by Americans for the last couple of years, and I don't think there can be any doubt about it. The best sandblasted pipes OVERALL are now coming out of the USA."
Suffice it to say that a new generation of American pipe makers have emerged. Many have made the trek to high grade pipe mecca to study with the master carvers. They have brought back an entire school of technique and aesthetic and made it their own. Others combine the traditional and freehand styles in a unique combination. Regardless of their influences, many of these American pipe makers are pursuing pipe making with a tremendous passion and energy, and an individual spirit, not unlike the one that molded the country.
|Kokkinos - Yiannos Kokkinos Custom Pipes
We highly recommend the following article on the history of Danish pipe making by Jakob Groth. More Pipe maker articles coming soon to this section. Those in red still need articles. Please dive in if you'd like to help. Very thankfully there exists an excellent site dedicated to Scandinavian pipe makers. We highly recommend danishpipemakers.com
Note: The French lists have been recently sub-divided due to growth --sethile (talk) 09:20, 18 June 2015 (CDT)
More pipe maker articles coming soon. There exists an excellent site dedicated to German pipe makers. We highly recommend German Pipemakers
||Achaiki Amadeus S.A. / Briar Manufacturing Industry S.A. (PTM)
||K. Anastasopoulos Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Kostas Anastasopoulos (Amateur Pipe Maker) / Athens, Greece
||Archaggelos Handmade Smoking pipes / made by Michael Kyriazanos / Athens, Greece
|A.S. Smoking Pipes
||Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Anthony Salas (Amateur Pipe Maker) / Agia Paraskevi, Greece
||Hand made briar pipes / Chris Asteriou / Athens, Greece
||K. Gourvelos - Woodturning Handmade Smoking pipes / Mr. Kostas Gourvelos / Athens, Greece
||Stefanou Pipex / Handmade Pipes / Lygourio - Epidavros , Greece
|Velasco smoking pipes
||Handmade smoking pipes by Michael Pipinis-Aliagas / Athens, Greece
Senatorov (Sergei Senatorov Fjodorovic)
Briar Pipeworks Ltd. (Marsa / Malta)
||José Bandeira Cardador
||Manual Fernandes Casimiro; Canal Caveria
||Antonio Moreira Couto
||Casa Havaneza brand
||Inexpensive brand made by third parties for distributor SREI
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||Josep Arias; late artisan making rustic pipes sold at fairs in the Ossor (Gerona) region
||a second of Salvatella from the 1970s
||a brand of Iberica de Pipas
||brand of Antonio Sanmartin Abad.
||brand and name of late Spanish Artisan supplying Pozito shop in Madrid
|Arturo del Pozo
||brand of Iberica de Pipas
||Sucesores de Emilio Navarro
||Carles Royo Porta
||brand by Iberica de Pipas
||Aldaia, Valencia, Production stopped in 1980s (Lopes)
||Low range brand of Iberica de Pipas, also used by various others.
||low range brand of Iberica de Pipas, replaced by Commodore
||old Spanish clay pipe factory in Palafrugell (Catalonia)
|Cristino Crespo Peregrino
||El Gasco, Caceres
||ceased production in the 1980s; Aldaia, Valencia
||Brand produced by Iberica de Pipas
||pipemaker and Manager of the Bruken Sucesores de Emilio SL factory
||former Spanish Clay factory in the Palamos area (Catalonia)
||brand of Iberica de Pipas
||Brand created in 1933 by Nubió; now a Iberica de Pipas second
||old brand of Iberica de Pipas
||F. Jesús García; Seville
||Inexpensive brand launched in 1980s by Iberica de Pipas
||Salvatella second with 9mm filters.
||brand made by Iberica de Pipas
|Iberica de Pipas
||17th - 19th century clay pipe factory; Palamos region of Catalonia
||Brand from Iberica de Pipas
||Former brand produced in Aldaia, Valencia, which ended in the 1980s
||Brand and Spanish importer/distributor of smoking accessories
||Brand of the distributor Madelcar
||Second brand of Salvatella
||Rafael Martín Oltra
||Joan P. Soler
|Pipas + O
||Joan Saladich i Garriga
||Enric Moulines Giralt
||José Aceituna Suárez; Makes pipes from rustic stone with walnut and poplar stems
||artisan associated with Compañia Española de Bruck, SL
Although much deserved credit has been given to Danish pipemakers & the "Danish Freehand" style, a lot of credit has to go to a handful of brilliant and innovative Swedish pipemakers, not the least of whom were Sixten Ivarsson & Bo Nordh (may they smoke & rest in peace).
More pipe maker articles coming soon. Very thankfully there exists an excellent site dedicated to Swedish pipe makers. We highly recommend Svenska Pipklubben (Swedish Pipe Club) and extend many thanks to Jan Andersson, club secretary (and pipe smoker, of course).
We urgently need Helvetians (Swiss) to contribute info for the above pipemakers.
Middle and Far East
||Meerschaum Pipe artisan.
|Ak-Taş Meerschaum Pipe
||Besim Aktaş 
||Meerschaum brand produced by company of same name, founded 1964.
||Meerschaum brand produced by Altinok-Pipe Ltd.
||Bari Ltd. Co.??
||Meerschaum maker hased in Eskisehir
||Turkish company selling meerschaum pipes
||Brand of Meerschaum pipes by Medet Kara, and Imdat Kara
||Brothers in partnership; Mesut, Sevket, and Kudret Gezer
||see Sadik Yanik and Yunas Ege
||Imppipes - Isik Luletasi Hayv. Nakl. San & Tic. Ltd.
||Meerschaum artist; well known Eskiehir artisan
||Meerschaum artist; well known Eskiehir artisan
|Kenan Ahmet Pipes
||Kenan Ahmet Handmade Pipes
||Company founded by Ekrem Koncak in 1934; Eskiehir
||Ismail Ozdama (Kirac Ltd Co.)
||Meerschaum artist; Eskisehir
|MeerQueen Meerschaum Pipes
||http://www.meerschaumstore.com , http://www.smoking-pipes.com
||founded in 1908 by Bahadir Baykal, succeeded by his son, Kural.
||Brand of Meerschaum pipes Owned by Oksan Mergen, closed in the 1990s
||Meerschaum pipe company with shop is Eskisehir and Istambul
||Meerschaum artist who retired in 2000 after 40 years of activity
||WGM Meerschaum Co. Ltd.
||Ahmet Hamdi Büyükçopur
||Abdulvahap Yunar; Eskişehir, Turkey
||Meerschaum maker in Tabarka, near the border of Algeria
Pipe Marks & Logos
This area is still under construction, so please wear a hard hat & your favourite smoking jacket.
Due to the huge number of Pipe Makers, we hereby provide links to a number of sites with Marks & Logos:
Logos & markings
Comunidad de la Pipa
Amigos dos Cachimbo
Aldo Velani - Italy - Gold & Silver Circle:
Altinok Meerschaum - Turkey - Vivaldi font "A" in a black circle:
Butz-Choquin - France - BC Inside a circle:
Peterson - Ireland - White script "P" stamped on stem:
Salvatella - Stylised White "S" stamped on stem:
Savinelli - Italy - "S" Inside a shield surmounted by 2 pipes, stamped on stem & shank:
Stanwell - Denmark - "S" surmounted by a Crown stamped on stem:
Storient BLOCK Meerschaum - Turkey - Storient "STORIENT" in a blue sticker
Vuillard - France - Stylised White "V" stamped on stem:
Elie - Belgium/Portugal - Stylised Gold "E" inset into stem: ; Pipe Stamp:
Edward CZERNY - AUSTRIA - My farther´s and mine...:
Yiannos Kokkinos - Cyprus -