Kaye Spencer at Western Fictioneers – Brief history of corncob pipe #westernfictioneers

On July 9, 1878, Henry Tibbe, a Dutch immigrant woodworker, received a patent for an improved corn cob pipe. According to legend, the corn cob pipe was invented in 1869 when a farmer-neighbor where Tibbe’s lived near Washington, Missouri…

…whittled a pipe out of corn cob and like it so much he asked Henry Tibbe to try turning some on his lathe. Because the farmer was well-pleased with the results, Henry made and sold a few more in his woodworking shop. Tibbe’s pipes proved to be such a fast selling item, he soon spent more time making pipes for customers than working with wood, and began full time production of corn cob pipes…

Read the full article on the Western Fictioneers’s blog HERE.

Until next time,

Kaye Spencer

 

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