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J.Samuel Weingott was a famous Fleet Street Tobacconist (London, UK) who ventured into making amazing Briar smoking Pipes starting experimenting somewhere between 1865 and 1870 and finally opening his factory in 1883. According to an interview in an English magazine from 1899, Mr. Weingott, a true entrepreneur was dissatisfied with the common clay pipes of the time and disappointed with the continental Briar pipes that were not exploring the true potentialities of this wonderful root.  
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[[File:Mr. Samuel Weingott with the biggest briar ever found.jpg|thumb|Samuel Weingott]]
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[[File:Weingott workshop in fleet street.png|thumb|Weingott Workshop in Fleet St.]]
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[[File:Weingott workshop london fleet street since 1865.png|thumb|The article from 1899 where Mr. Frederick A. Talbot interviews Mr. J. Samuel Weingott in his workshop in Fleet Street, London, UK.]]
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[[File:Weingott2.jpg|thumb|Today (2012) the shop is owned by a wines & spirits retailer, the original Weingott tobacco shop sign is still visible on the right hand side]]
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[[File:Mr. Samuel Weingott with the biggest briar ever found.jpg|thumb|left|Samuel Weingott]][[File:Weingott workshop in fleet street.png|thumb|Weingott Workshop in Fleet St.]]Prior to 1883 there was scarcely a single Briar pipe manufactured in England. They were all foreign made goods. Later that year, J. S. Weingott conceiving the possibilities that lay in such a non-competitive field, determined to manufacture pipes in England for English customers. His enterprise, at first was regarded askance by others in the trade, while many prognosticated disaster. Undeterred by these ominous forebodings, Mr. Weingott started his industry (S. Weingott & Son), and although it was an uphill struggle at first, he soon became one of the largest pipe factories in the country with a large colonial export: "''Only sixteen years have elapsed since I started my factory, and yet today the industry has grown to such proportions that the men employed in this trade throughout the country have instituted a Pipemaker's Union''" (from a 1899 interview to an English magazine).  
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J.Samuel Weingott was a famous Fleet Street Tobacconist (London, UK) who ventured into making amazing Briar smoking Pipes starting experimenting somewhere between 1865 and 1870 and finally opening his factory in 1883. According to an interview in an English magazine from 1899, Mr. Weingott, a true entrepreneur was dissatisfied with the common clay pipes of the time and disappointed with the continental Briar pipes that were not exploring the true potentialities of this wonderful root.
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[[File:Weingott workshop london fleet street since 1865.png|thumb|The article from 1899 where Mr. Frederick A. Talbot interviews Mr. J. Samuel Weingott in his workshop in Fleet Street, London, UK.]][[File:Weingott2.jpg|thumb|left|Today (2012) the shop is owned by a wines & spirits retailer, the original Weingott tobacco shop sign is still visible on the right hand side]]Mr. Weingott, a tobacconist at 3 Fleet Street since 1859 was an insider, a true "connoisseur" who had an incredible knowledge of tobaccos deriving from his trading experience, to which he was adding now a unique pipe manufacturing experience, rapidly becoming the authority in working the Briar. Weingott had very high ethics driven by an obsessive aim at excellence often disapproving and exposing the continental fakes and tricks:''"sold by unscrupulous cheap and foreign firms; but the Englishman is a good judge of a pipe. He detests flaws of any kind. I used to sell these defective blocks of briar at a penny per piece, and have sent away as many as 40.000 condemned Briars at a time, but now I burn them all! The Briars were sent abroad, and the cracks and flaws stopped with putty or some other composition, and then stepped in a strong solution of permanganate of potash, which deeply coloured the wood and made the defect invisible except on close inspection. all those Briars you see of chestnut colour have passed through the permanganate of potash bath or some other dye, and are then varnished, and you may rest assured that there is a defect somewhere-they would not be that colour if it were not so, because natural briar, although it becomes dark with age and exposure, displays the natural grain."''
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Prior to 1883 there was scarcely a single Briar pipe manufactured in England. They were all foreign made goods. Later that year, J. S. Weingott conceiving the possibilities that lay in such a non-competitive field, determined to manufacture pipes in England for English customers. His enterprise, at first was regarded askance by others in the trade, while many prognosticated disaster. Undeterred by these ominous forebodings, Mr. Weingott started his industry (S. Weingott & Son), and although it was an uphill struggle at first, he soon became one of the largest pipe factories in the country with a large colonial export: "''Only sixteen years have elapsed since I started my factory, and yet today the industry has grown to such proportions that the men employed in this trade throughout the country have instituted a Pipemaker's Union''" (from a 1899 interview to an English magazine).
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[[File:Weingott1b.jpg|thumb]]For most of the XIX and XX century his pipes were some of the best ever made in London, respecting his directives of 1 craftsman per pipe and never a "ford like" assembly line so commonly adopted in many workshops of the time. these pipes are extremely rare and much sought after by pipe collectors worldwide.
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Mr. Weingott, a tobacconist at 3 Fleet Street since 1859 was an insider, a true "connoisseur" who had an incredible knowledge of tobaccos deriving from his trading experience, to which he was adding now a unique pipe manufacturing experience, rapidly becoming the authority in working the Briar. Weingott had very high ethics driven by an obsessive aim at excellence often disapproving and exposing the continental fakes and tricks:''"sold by unscrupulous cheap and foreign firms; but the Englishman is a good judge of a pipe. He detests flaws of any kind. I used to sell these defective blocks of briar at a penny per piece, and have sent away as many as 40.000 condemned Briars at a time, but now I burn them all! The Briars were sent abroad, and the cracks and flaws stopped with putty or some other composition, and then stepped in a strong solution of permanganate of potash, which deeply coloured the wood and made the defect invisible except on close inspection. all those Briars you see of chestnut colour have passed through the permanganate of potash bath or some other dye, and are then varnished, and you may rest assured that there is a defect somewhere-they would not be that colour if it were not so, because natural briar, although it becomes dark with age and exposure, displays the natural grain."''
     
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The family sold the business in the 1930s and since then they have been made by, or used private label pipes, under several different owners. In 1980 Cadogan bought the brand and,according to many pipe smokers, effectively killed it. Initially by lowering the extremely high quality level of this classic brand and later on by finally discontinuing it.  
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For most of the XIX and XX century his pipes were some of the best ever made in London, respecting his directives of 1 craftsman per pipe and never a "ford like" assembly line so commonly adopted in many workshops of the time. these pipes are extremely rare and much sought after by pipe collectors worldwide.
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The family sold the business in the 1930s and since then they have been made by, or used private label pipes, under several different owners. In 1980 Cadogan bought the brand and,according to many pipe smokers, effectively killed it. Initially by lowering the extremely high quality level of this classic brand and later on by finally discontinuing it.
    
photo by:[Danny McL] http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/3383720008/
 
photo by:[Danny McL] http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/3383720008/
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Weingott was for most of the XX century THE oldest brand of Pipe manufacturers in London, or at least the oldest legal manufacture registered in the London Directories. Notice the explosion in Pipe making factories by the turn of the century and contrast it with the single mention to Weingott in 1884:
 
Weingott was for most of the XX century THE oldest brand of Pipe manufacturers in London, or at least the oldest legal manufacture registered in the London Directories. Notice the explosion in Pipe making factories by the turn of the century and contrast it with the single mention to Weingott in 1884:
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== Briar Pipe Makers in London Directories ==
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Briar Pipe Makers in London Directories
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* '''1882'''
 
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** Flachfeld, J. & Co. - (& briars) 36 Basinghall St. E.C.
'''1882'''  
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** Weingott, Sam & Son - 72 Fleet St. & 14 Crown Ct. E.C.
Flachfeld, J. & Co. - (& briars) 36 Basinghall St. E.C.  
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* '''1884'''
 
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** Weingott, Sam & Son - 72 Fleet St. & 14 Crown Ct. E.C.
Weingott, Sam & Son - 72 Fleet St. & 14 Crown Ct. E.C.  
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* '''1895'''
 
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** Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C. & 217 Picadilly W
'''1884'''  
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** Delacour, A. - pipe manufacturer, 21 Nicholl Sq. E.C.
Weingott, Sam & Son - 72 Fleet St. & 14 Crown Ct. E.C.  
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** Weingott, Samuel & Son - tobacconist, manufacturers & importers of cigars, meerschaum & briar pipes, & amber - 83 Fleet St.E.C.; 58 Ldogate Hill E.C. & Royal Hotel Buildings, Victoria Embankment E.C.
 
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* '''1899'''
'''1895'''  
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** Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C. & 217 Picadilly W; factory, 20 Cheapside E.C.
Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C. & 217 Picadilly W  
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** Block, Salamon - 41 Beech St., Barbican, E.C.
 
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** Bondier, G. & Co. - 24 Edmund Place E.C.
Delacour, A. - pipe manufacturer, 21 Nicholl Sq. E.C.  
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** Brix Sons - 35 & 37 Whitecross St. E.C.
 
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** Bruderlin, Otto - 5 South St. Finsbury E.C.
Weingott, Samuel & Son - tobacconist, manufacturers & importers of cigars, meerschaum & briar pipes, & amber - 83 Fleet St.E.C.; 58 Ldogate Hill E.C. & Royal Hotel Buildings, Victoria Embankment E.C.  
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** Bull, Samuel M. - 49 Berwick St. W
 
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** Clement & Collcomb - 42 Tabernacle St. E.C.
'''1899'''  
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** Grappin-Dallox - 3 New Union St. Moorfields E.C.
Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C. & 217 Picadilly W; factory, 20 Cheapside E.C.  
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** Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 14 Hamsell St. E.C.
 
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** Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 53 New Broad St. E.C.
Block, Salamon - 41 Beech St., Barbican, E.C.  
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** Loewe, E. J. & Co. - 48 Lexington St. Golden Sq. W
 
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** “Masta” Patent Pipe Co. (The) - 153 Fleet St. E.C.; works, 28 GloucesterSt. Clerkenwell E.C. & St. Claude, Jura, France; manufacturers & patentees of the “Masta” patent pipes, cigars & cigarette tubes, briar & meerschaum with vulcanite, amber, amberoid & ivory mouthpieces. Export shippers - TA “Fiperia”
Bondier, G. & Co. - 24 Edmund Place E.C.  
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** Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 32 & 33 Hamsell St. E.C.
 
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** Randolph, Andrew & Co. - 7 South St. Finsbury, E.C.
Brix Sons - 35 & 37 Whitecross St. E.C.  
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** Stantien & Becker - 16 Fore St. E.C.
 
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** Weingott, Samuel & Son (briar), 83 Fleet St.E.C. & Royal Hotel Buildings, Victoria Embankment E.C.
Bruderlin, Otto - 5 South St. Finsbury E.C.  
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* '''1910'''
 
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** Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 26 Peultry, E.C (TN 974 Central): 31 St. Mary Ave E.C. (TN 4145 London Wall) & 217 Picadilly W (TN 197 Mayfair): factory, 20 Cheapside E.C. - TN 10649(?) Central
Bull, Samuel M. - 49 Berwick St. W  
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** Ashenfarb, Leon - 10 Christopher St., Finsbury E.C.
 
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** Barling, B. & Sons - 9, 10, 11 Park St. Camdn, tn NW
Clement & Collcomb - 42 Tabernacle St. E.C.  
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** Brix Sons - briar pipe makers - 3 Butler Street, 69 Milton Street E.C.
 
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** Comoy, Hy & Co. - 2 & 4 Newcastle Pl. Clerkenwell E.C.
Grappin-Dallox - 3 New Union St. Moorfields E.C.  
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** [[E. Deguingand & Son|Deguingand, Emile & Son Ltd.]] - 5 Colonial Ave. Minories E
 
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** Delacour Bros. Ltd. - manufacturers of high class briar pipes for all markets; 107 Salusbury Rd. Kilburn N.W. [gives illustration of trade mark]
Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 14 Hamsell St. E.C.  
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** Edwards, Friedrich & Co. - 25 Gingshouse St., W [at this point in time, John Solomon Weingott was a full partner of F. Edwards & Co. who were primarily meerschaum pipe makers]
 
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** Fraenkel Bros. - 129, 130 & 131 Houndsditch E
Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 53 New Broad St. E.C.  
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** Guinzel & Rosenberger - 7 Victoria Ave. Bishopsgate St. Without E.C.
 
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** Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 13 Roscoe St. E.C., estab. 1853
Loewe, E. J. & Co. - 48 Lexington St. Golden Sq. W  
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** Imperial Tobacco Co. (Of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd. - fancy goods department, 79, 81, & 83 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith W
 
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** Jeantet, David - 72 Aldersgate St. E.C.
“Masta” Patent Pipe Co. (The) - 153 Fleet St. E.C.; works, 28 GloucesterSt. Clerkenwell E.C. & St. Claude, Jura, France; manufacturers & patentees of the “Masta” patent pipes, cigars & cigarette tubes, briar & meerschaum with vulcanite, amber, amberoid & ivory mouthpieces. Export shippers - TA “Fiperia”  
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** Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 7 Hills Pl., Oxford St. W
 
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** Kohn & Wiess - 88 Aldersgate St. E.C.; also ambroid, meerschaum & Calabash pipes.
Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 32 & 33 Hamsell St. E.C.  
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** Lewis & Hardcastle - 26 Gower Place W.C.
 
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** Loewe & Co. - 58 Haymarket SW & 48 Lexington St., Golden Square W
Randolph, Andrew & Co. - 7 South St. Finsbury, E.C.  
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** London Pipe Co. - 103 Shephenless Walk N
 
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** Maas, Charles & Co. - 13 Jewin Crescent E.C.
Stantien & Becker - 16 Fore St. E.C.  
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** Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 32 &33 Hamsell St. E.C.
 
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** Oppenheimer (Sina), Seckel & Co. Ltd. - 44, 45 & 46 Barbican E.C.
Weingott, Samuel & Son (briar), 83 Fleet St.E.C. & Royal Hotel Buildings, Victoria Embankment E.C.  
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** Simon, Vuiller & Strause - 108 & 110 Golden La. E.C.
 
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** Slo-Cem Pipe Co. - 10 Kirby St. E.C.
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** Vidaillet & Gros (St. Claude, Jura) (Sina Oppenheimer, Seckel & Co. Agents) - 44 Barbican E.C.
Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 26 Peultry, E.C (TN 974 Central): 31 St. Mary Ave E.C. (TN 4145 London Wall) & 217 Picadilly W (TN 197 Mayfair): factory, 20 Cheapside E.C. - TN 10649(?) Central  
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** Weingott, S. & Son - 74 Fleet St. E.C.
 
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* '''1915'''
Ashenfarb, Leon - 10 Christopher St., Finsbury E.C.  
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** Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C (TN 974 Central): 31 St. Mary Ave E.C. (TN 4145 London Wall) & 217 Picadilly W (TN 197 Mayfair) & 7 King Street E.C.; factory, 20 Cheapside E.C. - TN 10649(?) Central
 
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** Barling, B. & Sons - 9, 10, 11 Park St. Camdn, tn NW
Barling, B. & Sons - 9, 10, 11 Park St. Camdn, tn NW  
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** Baron & Company - Tobacconists; 1 Piccadilly W (TN 1437 Regent) & tobacco pipe makers, 133 Jermyn St. SW
 
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** Biltor Ltd. (?)
Brix Sons - briar pipe makers - 3 Butler Street, 69 Milton Street E.C.  
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** Comoy, Henri & Co. Ltd. - 72 to 82 Yardley Street
 
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** Deguingand, E. & Son Ltd. - 5 Colonial Ave. Minories E
Comoy, Hy & Co. - 2 & 4 Newcastle Pl. Clerkenwell E.C.  
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** Delacour Bros. Ltd. - tobacco pipe manufacturers; 107 Salusbury Rd. Kilburn N.W. - TA “Brotherly, Kilb”; TN 408 Paddington
 
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** Guinzel & Rosenberger - 7 Victoria Ave. Bishopsgate E.C.
[[E. Deguingand & Son|Deguingand, Emile & Son Ltd.]] - 5 Colonial Ave. Minories E  
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** Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 13 Roscoe St. E.C., estab. 1853
 
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** Imperial Tobacco Co. (Of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd. - fancy goods department, 79, 81, & 83 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith W
Delacour Bros. Ltd. - manufacturers of high class briar pipes for all markets; 107 Salusbury Rd. Kilburn N.W. [gives illustration of trade mark]  
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** Janovsky, Albert - 26 to 31 Eyre St. Hill E.C.
 
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** Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 21 Mortimer St. W
Edwards, Friedrich & Co. - 25 Gingshouse St., W [at this point in time, John Solomon Weingott was a full partner of F. Edwards & Co. who were primarily meerschaum pipe makers]  
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** Lewis & Hardcastle - 26 Gower Place W.C.
 
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** Loewe & Co. - 58 Haymarket SW & 48 Lexington St., Golden Square W
Fraenkel Bros. - 129, 130 & 131 Houndsditch E  
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** Maas, Charles & Co. - 1A Aldermanbury Ave. E.C.
 
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** Marechal, Ruchon & Co. - 38 Finsbury Sq. E.C.; London works , 15 & 16 Featherstone St. E.C.
Guinzel & Rosenberger - 7 Victoria Ave. Bishopsgate St. Without E.C.  
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** Nathan, Alfred Jerrold & Co. (Agents) - 24 New Bridge St. E.C.
 
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** Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 38 Finsbury Sq. E.C.
Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 13 Roscoe St. E.C., estab. 1853  
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** Oppenheimer, Seckel & Co. Ltd. - 16 Bayer St. E.C.
 
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** Perkins, Henry & Sons - 33 Crompton St. E.C.
Imperial Tobacco Co. (Of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd. - fancy goods department, 79, 81, & 83 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith W  
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** Perkins, Arth. - 43 Grafton St. Tottnhm Ct. Rd. W
 
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** Rougier & Co. Ltd. - 21 Finsbury St. E.C.
Jeantet, David - 72 Aldersgate St. E.C.  
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** Simon, Vuiller & Strause - 108 & 110 Golden La. E.C.
 
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** Wade, Ben - 46 Bishopsgate E.C.
Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 7 Hills Pl., Oxford St. W  
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** Weingott, S. & Son - 3 Fleet St. E.C.
 
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Kohn & Wiess - 88 Aldersgate St. E.C.; also ambroid, meerschaum & Calabash pipes.  
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Lewis & Hardcastle - 26 Gower Place W.C.  
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Loewe & Co. - 58 Haymarket SW & 48 Lexington St., Golden Square W  
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London Pipe Co. - 103 Shephenless Walk N  
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Maas, Charles & Co. - 13 Jewin Crescent E.C.  
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Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 32 &33 Hamsell St. E.C.  
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Oppenheimer (Sina), Seckel & Co. Ltd. - 44, 45 & 46 Barbican E.C.  
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Simon, Vuiller & Strause - 108 & 110 Golden La. E.C.  
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Slo-Cem Pipe Co. - 10 Kirby St. E.C.  
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Vidaillet & Gros (St. Claude, Jura) (Sina Oppenheimer, Seckel & Co. Agents) - 44 Barbican E.C.  
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Weingott, S. & Son - 74 Fleet St. E.C.  
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'''1915'''  
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Allen & Wright - cigar importers, cigarette manufacturers, tobacconist & briar pipe maker, 16 Peultry, E.C (TN 974 Central): 31 St. Mary Ave E.C. (TN 4145 London Wall) & 217 Picadilly W (TN 197 Mayfair) & 7 King Street E.C.; factory, 20 Cheapside E.C. - TN 10649(?) Central  
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Barling, B. & Sons - 9, 10, 11 Park St. Camdn, tn NW  
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Baron & Company - Tobacconists; 1 Piccadilly W (TN 1437 Regent) & tobacco pipe makers, 133 Jermyn St. SW  
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Biltor Ltd. (?)  
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Comoy, Henri & Co. Ltd. - 72 to 82 Yardley Street  
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Deguingand, E. & Son Ltd. - 5 Colonial Ave. Minories E  
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Delacour Bros. Ltd. - tobacco pipe manufacturers; 107 Salusbury Rd. Kilburn N.W. - TA “Brotherly, Kilb”; TN 408 Paddington  
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Guinzel & Rosenberger - 7 Victoria Ave. Bishopsgate E.C.  
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Hecht, S. Sons & Prag - (factory at St. Claude, France) 13 Roscoe St. E.C., estab. 1853  
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Imperial Tobacco Co. (Of Great Britain & Ireland) Ltd. - fancy goods department, 79, 81, & 83 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith W  
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Janovsky, Albert - 26 to 31 Eyre St. Hill E.C.  
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Kapp & Peterson Ltd. - 21 Mortimer St. W  
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Lewis & Hardcastle - 26 Gower Place W.C.  
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Loewe & Co. - 58 Haymarket SW & 48 Lexington St., Golden Square W  
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Maas, Charles & Co. - 1A Aldermanbury Ave. E.C.  
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Marechal, Ruchon & Co. - 38 Finsbury Sq. E.C.; London works , 15 & 16 Featherstone St. E.C.  
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Nathan, Alfred Jerrold & Co. (Agents) - 24 New Bridge St. E.C.  
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Oppenheimer, A. & Co. - 38 Finsbury Sq. E.C.  
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Oppenheimer, Seckel & Co. Ltd. - 16 Bayer St. E.C.  
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Perkins, Henry & Sons - 33 Crompton St. E.C.  
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Perkins, Arth. - 43 Grafton St. Tottnhm Ct. Rd. W  
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Rougier & Co. Ltd. - 21 Finsbury St. E.C.  
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Simon, Vuiller & Strause - 108 & 110 Golden La. E.C.  
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Wade, Ben - 46 Bishopsgate E.C.  
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Weingott, S. & Son - 3 Fleet St. E.C.
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