Smokemaster

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Smokemaster pipes are unusual in that they had two different makers in different time periods, and in the style of their tenon.

Smokemaster/B.M. SHoemaker 1939 Stem Patent, courtesy Doug Valitchka
1945 Ad, courtesy Doug Valitchka
SmokeMaster pipe offer on Dill's pipe cleaners, courtesy Doug Valitchka

The tenon had a single aluminum inner tube and two holes which were meant to hold a pipe cleaner folded in half, one end in each hole. The pipes were first made by Briarcraft, in lines including the Custom-made, Standard, and Bard. That company went out of business in the 1950s. In 1967 Dr. Grabow bought the rights to the name and the system, and began producing Smokemasters in three lines, stamped 100, 200 and 300. These pipes had a red diamond logo on the stem.

In addition, both Briarcraft and Dr. Grabow made Smokecraft pipes which were not stamped with that name, but with L. L. Bean. The pipes continued to be produced into the 1990s in Sparta, North Carolina, and were offered as a mail order pipe on packets of Dill Pipe Cleaners at one point. They are no longer produced.