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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 Noble and Exotica, made by [[Shalom Pipe Factory]], Mauro Armellini did make the Verona and Napoli lines.
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File:TinderBoxMonza.jpg|Monza Catalog page
File:TinderBoxSI01.jpg|St. Ives
File:TinderBoxSI07.jpg|St. Ives Nomenclature
[[Category: Pipe makers by nationality]][[Category: United States]]

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