Caminetto Courtesy of [http://www.italianpipemakers.com/inglese/Frameset-1gb.htm italianpipemakers.com'''] [[Image:Caminetto.jpg|left|thumb]] 1968: Caminetto's history started with '''Peppino Ascorti''' who after several years of experience in a famous pipe factory in ''' Cantù''', decided to started his own way, alone, to prove all his abilities. [[Image:Caminetto Pipe01.jpg|right|thumb]]
The name "'''Caminetto, la pipa del Baffo'''" was decided during a night with friends, in front of a fireplace and a glass of good wine. Peppino is working alone, his sons are still too young and he asks help from his friends to arrange the workshop and some useful machinery.
So he calls his friend '''Radice''', who willingly decides to help him; they soon decide to work together; Peppino's wife, Paola, has a small greengrocery and she supports the newborn society with the few profits she has. Peppino and Luigi become a unique family and they start the creation of the famous "Italian handicraft jewel".
The manufacture was of very high quality and after a few months Gianni Davoli, an important Milanese businessman, offers to be the sole distributor. The two partners accept and Davoli, as a good businessman takes the small production of Caminetto to a top level, not only in Italy, but also in Germany and the United States. Orders increase, market consents are more and more exciting, and Davoli goes from distributor to become the third partner of "Caminetto". During the 70/80's the name of Caminetto is placed at the top of the sales of high grade handmade pipes.
Selected and seasoned briar, fantasy and passion from Roberto and his faithful artisans, help to keep the Caminetto name and the name of its founder, Peppino, alive today.
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