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Object ID 001612

Object Name Yello-Bole Pipe

Object Desc Curved Yello-Bole smoking pipe. Made from imported briar.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001312

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 1932

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Yello-Bole,smoking,S.M. Frank & Co.,New England Briar Pipe Co.,pipes,tobacco,

Title Yello-Bole Pipe

Description Curved Yellow-Bole smoking pipe made from imported briar. Pipe has a curved, yellow mouthpiece with an "O" on the front, engraved in black. The pipe piece is dark brown and textured like tree bark. The pipe is curved at a 60 degree angle. The bottom of the pipe is engraved " (K) [clover symbol] Yello-Bole (R)/Cured with real honey/imported briar."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 4.25

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 1

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions were taken as follows: Height: pipe standing, from mouth piece to bottom of bowl Length: pipe laying, from bowl to mouth piece Width: widest point/bowl Diameter: opening of bowl

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The New England Briar Pipe Company

Maker Details The Yello-Bole line was introduced in 1932 and was an outlet for lower grade briar not used in Kaywoodie production. Yello-Bole’s were manufactured by Penacook, New Hampshire subsidiary, The New England Briar Pipe Company. Advertising from the 1940's, pictures the Yello-Bole "Honey Girl" and urges the pipe smoker to smoke the pipe with "a little honey in every bowl." Honey was an ingredient of the material used to line the inside of the bowl. It was said to provide a faster, sweeter break-in of the pipe.

Maker Mark O


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Image Caption CMY001312

Description Yello-Bole smoking pipe


Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Mouth piece of pipe has little wear or teeth marks. The pipe has some wear and discoloring around the bowl's rim. Mouth piece is loose on connection with pipe.Small chip in maker's mark.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit Counter from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - 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