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The Tinder Box

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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 Nobleand Exotica, made by [[ShalomPipe Factory]], Mauro Armellini did make the Verona and Napoli lines. <center><gallery widths=200px caption="Examples and nomenclature, courtesy Doug Valitchka">File:TBMonza01.jpg|MonzaFile:TinderBoxMonza.jpg|Monza Catalog pageFile:TBMonza07.jpg|Monza nomenclatureFile:TBErinSystem01.jpg|Erin SystemFile:TBErinSystem10.jpg|Erin System NomenclatureFile:TBNewcastle01.jpg|NewcastleFile:TBNewcastle07.jpg|Newcastle NomenclatureFile:TinderBoxMeer01.jpg|Meerschaum LinedFile:TinderBoxMeer07.jpg|Meerschaum Lined NomenclatureFile:TinderBoxRipGrain01.jpg|Ripple GrainFile:TinderBoxRipGrain07.jpg|Ripple Grain NomenclatureFile:TinderBoxSIBent01.jpg|St. IvesFile:TinderBoxSIBent02.jpg|St. Ives NomenclatureFile:TinderBoxVerona01.jpg|VeronaFile:TinderBoxSI01.jpg|St. IvesFile:TinderBoxSI07.jpg|St.Ives Nomenclature</gallery></center>
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