Object ID 001612
Object Name Yello-Bole Pipe
Object Desc Curved Yello-Bole smoking pipe. Made from imported briar.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001312
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit Counter
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
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
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
Date FEB 27,2014
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