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In 1952, 101 years after the Kaufman brothers had opened a small pipe shop in the Bowery section of New York City, Kaufman Brothers & Bondy Company with all subsidiaries was purchased by an unknown company strange to pipe industry. (At least, the new owner was economical because the KB&B managers had to leave their luxurious bureaus on 630 Fifth Avenue, New York - the Rockefeller Center - for new rooms in the factory on 6400 Broadway, West New York.) This interlude ended after only 3 years in March of 1955, when '''[http://www.smfrankcoinc.com/ S.M. Frank & Co. Inc.]''' bought Kaufman Brothers & Bondy, The Kaywoodie Company, Reiss-Premier Corp., The New England Briar Pipe Co. and - of course - Yello-Bole.
 
In 1952, 101 years after the Kaufman brothers had opened a small pipe shop in the Bowery section of New York City, Kaufman Brothers & Bondy Company with all subsidiaries was purchased by an unknown company strange to pipe industry. (At least, the new owner was economical because the KB&B managers had to leave their luxurious bureaus on 630 Fifth Avenue, New York - the Rockefeller Center - for new rooms in the factory on 6400 Broadway, West New York.) This interlude ended after only 3 years in March of 1955, when '''[http://www.smfrankcoinc.com/ S.M. Frank & Co. Inc.]''' bought Kaufman Brothers & Bondy, The Kaywoodie Company, Reiss-Premier Corp., The New England Briar Pipe Co. and - of course - Yello-Bole.
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* '''Heatherby''' — ?
 
* '''Heatherby''' — ?
 
* '''Kaywoodie''' — introduced in 1919
 
* '''Kaywoodie''' — introduced in 1919
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* '''Franklin''' — ?
 
* '''Melrose''' — ?
 
* '''Melrose''' — ?
 
* '''Samson''' — ?
 
* '''Samson''' — ?

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