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Object ID 001611

Object Name Medico V.F.Q. Pipe

Object Desc Light brown/maroon marble patterned pipe. Labeled "Medico V.F.Q."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001311

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit Counter

Object Date

Start Year Range 1933

End Year Range 1955

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords S. M. Frank & Co.,Medico V. F.Q.,pipes,smoking,tobacco,

Title Medico V.F.Q. Pipe

Description Brown and maroon, marble-patterned pipe. "Medico V.F.Q." brand engraved on the pipe bowl. "V.F.Q." engraved on the stem.


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Length 6

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Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker S. M. Frank & Co.

Maker Details In the year 1900 Sam Frank Sr. started his own business, selling pipes and other tobacco items. His original office was located at 20 W. 17th Street, NYC. He was also closely associated with the sales staff of Wm. DeMuth & Co., selling their line of pipes. In 1933, the paper Medico filter was introduced along with the Medico brand line of pipes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1311



Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Pipe still looks like it could be used today. The bowl is a little dirty, but there is very little scratching or wear on the outside of the bowl or the stem.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit Counter from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin