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The Tinder Box was the chain of tobacco stores started by Edward Kolpin, Sr., who carved [[Ed's Hand Made]] pipes.  The store, eventually sold to a Canadian conglomerate, eventually reached 200 retail outlets by 2007, and in the 40 years it operated on a large scale a great number of pipes were made for The Tinder Box by well respected makers.  A few include the Tinder Box Unique, made by [[Charatan]], Christmas Pipes by [[Ascorti]], and the Tinder Box Noble, made by [[Shalom Pipe Factory]].
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The Tinder Box was the chain of tobacco stores started by Edward Kolpin, Sr., who carved [[Ed's Hand Made]] pipes.  The store, eventually sold to a Canadian conglomerate, eventually reached 200 retail outlets by 2007, and in the 40 years it operated on a large scale a great number of pipes were made for The Tinder Box by well respected makers.  A few include the Tinder Box Unique, made by [[Charatan]], Christmas Pipes by [[Ascorti]], and the Tinder Box Noble and Exotica, made by [[Shalom Pipe Factory]], Mauro Armellini did make the Verona and Napoli lines.
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File:TBMonza01.jpg|Monza
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File:TinderBoxMonza.jpg|Monza Catalog page
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File:TBMonza07.jpg|Monza nomenclature
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File:TBErinSystem01.jpg|Erin System
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File:TBErinSystem10.jpg|Erin System Nomenclature
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File:TBNewcastle01.jpg|Newcastle
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File:TBNewcastle07.jpg|Newcastle Nomenclature
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File:TinderBoxMeer01.jpg|Meerschaum Lined
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File:TinderBoxMeer07.jpg|Meerschaum Lined Nomenclature
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File:TinderBoxRipGrain01.jpg|Ripple Grain
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File:TinderBoxRipGrain07.jpg|Ripple Grain Nomenclature
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File:TinderBoxSIBent01.jpg|St. Ives
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File:TinderBoxSIBent02.jpg|St. Ives Nomenclature
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File:TinderBoxVerona01.jpg|Verona
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File:TinderBoxSI01.jpg|St. Ives
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File:TinderBoxSI07.jpg|St. Ives Nomenclature
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Verona01.jpg
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[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]][[Category: United States]]
 
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]][[Category: United States]]

Latest revision as of 18:59, 27 April 2020

The Tinder Box was the chain of tobacco stores started by Edward Kolpin, Sr., who carved Ed's Hand Made pipes. The store, eventually sold to a Canadian conglomerate, eventually reached 200 retail outlets by 2007, and in the 40 years it operated on a large scale a great number of pipes were made for The Tinder Box by well respected makers. A few include the Tinder Box Unique, made by Charatan, Christmas Pipes by Ascorti, and the Tinder Box Noble and Exotica, made by Shalom Pipe Factory, Mauro Armellini did make the Verona and Napoli lines.