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[[File:Weingott workshop in fleet street.png|thumb|Weingott Workshop in Fleet St.]]
 
[[File:Weingott workshop in fleet street.png|thumb|Weingott Workshop in Fleet St.]]
 
[[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: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|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: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; photo by:[Danny McL] http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/3383720008/]]
 
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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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'''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.
    
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).
 
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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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.
 
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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photo by:[Danny McL] http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcl/3383720008/
      
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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