Pollock Clay Pipes
The introduction of tobacco from American Indians also brought the clay pipe to England in the mid-1500's. The simple bowl, whose size changed in relation to the cost and availability of tobacco, evolved into a work of art.
John Pollock & Company of Manchester, England began making clay pipes in 1879 and continued until Gordon Pollock's retirement in 1992. Not wanting to see such a classic tobacco art form end, Wilsons & Company purchased the molds and the Pollock name, continuing the legendary art of clay pipe making. Many of the original hand-pressed molds are still in use.
Clay pipes are not only great collectibles but will allow any pipe connoisseur the purest taste of tobacco flavor: