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The lost art of Pipemaking is making a comeback. By paying strict attention to methods and quality materials, Bytor.com has been enabled to give our customers quality authentic reproductions from the early 17th Century to late 19th Century.
One of the first European imports from the newly discovered Americas was tobacco smoking. A North American Indian concept, "Tobacco drinking" as it was then known, quickly became popular as did the demand for clay tobacco pipes.
The craft of clay tobacco pipemaking began in the later part of the sixteenth century. The first pipes bore much resemblance to those of the Indians. Through the three centuries to follow, the clay pipe would take on many beautiful and ornate designs, reflecting both the skill of the maker and the place and times in which they were made. By 1914 the clay pipe industry had collapsed, all but putting an end to the art of pipemaking.
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