The brand name Big Ben was originally owned by a small trade company in Amsterdam which was already well established in several countries selling pipes among other goods. The firm was bought by Elbert Gubbels & Zonen B.V. - see Gubbels - who were in search for a suitable brand name to further expansion on international markets.
Big Ben became Gubbels' mainstay brand with it's own website.
Big Ben Website: http://www.bigben.nl/ Koninklijke Fabriek van Tabakspijpen / Royal Dutch Pipe Factory Elbert Gubbels & Zonen B.V. Oude Trambaan 27 6049 GT Herten The Netherlands Mail address: P.O. Box 190 6040 AD Roermond The Netherlands Phone: +31 (0) 475 340 088 Fax: +31 (0) 475 340 180