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Gustave Fischer was pipe maker for "The House of Fischer', which was located in Orchard Park, NY, near Buffalo.

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The Fischer family apparently made pipes for six generations, starting in Germany and continuing in the United States until the 1970s. Their literature from 1956 said that all their briars were bench made. They also made meerschaums, but some confusion is caused by the fact that there was also Gustav Fischer, who made meerschaum pipes in Boston during roughly the same period.

The following information is gleaned from a thread on

Fischer pipes were made in USA through the 1950's up to late 1978 when the owner, Paul Fischer retired, sold the store and moved to Florida in 1978. Unfortunately The House of Fischer did not use a date stamp on their pipes, and therefore it is not possible to determine the exact date of manufacture.

Lee Pattison writes the following:

The Fischer shop in Buffalo closed in the late 1950’s last run by Arthur Fischer who moved shop to his home in Orchard Park. Arthur was the last of the family and retired 1978. Early pipes made in shop in Buffalo were stamped Buffalo in loop below name. Art deleted this from the stamp in early on 1960’s which helps in partial dating. Art did only pipe repair and sales. An unconfirmed report from a pipe maker Milton Kalnitz from the same era stated that the later pipe may have been made by Weber. Paul Fisher was part of the unrelated family in Boston Mass. The Buffalo shop started about 1890,s. Source of info was personal contact with family.

This is a list of various Fischer pipe stampings from my personal collection of over sixty Fischer pipes accumulated over the past forty plus years. It is by no means meant to be all-inclusive, however, if you find more Fischer pipe stampings please email me so I can update my list.

  1. Fischer Supreme
  2. Fischer Royal
  3. Fischer Imperial
  4. Fischer Golden 15
  5. Fischer 15 Grand
  6. Fischer 25 Grand
  7. Fischer Ramsgate
  8. Fischer Deluxe
  9. Fischer Special
  10. Fischer Texan (for which they applied for a patent)
  11. Fischer Seconds
Fischer Pipes 
Buffalo, NY
Store closed in 1978. 

Former address:
House of Fischer
1722 Boston Ridge Road
Orchard Park, NY

  • Ben Rapaport has written an excellent article for Pipes and Tobacco Magazine titled, "Fischer who’s who", Masters of Meerschaum … Distinctly Different Dynasties. Part of it is currently available on-line Here. He does a thorough job explaining the difficulties in nailing things down with this brand, as well as the pitfalls while researching via the internet. Thank you for your excellent research work, Ben!