Reco Manufacturing Co.

The Patent for the Zephair Pipe

The Reco Manufacturing Company of Chicago, Illinois are best known for the Zephair pipe, an aluminum pipe with a screw on briar bowl. A patent was issued for the pipe in 1940[1]. The pipe sat, despite a round shank, due to two small "feet" on the bottom. The Zephair was introduced in 1947, and bore no markings.