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Object ID 001616

Object Name Falcon pipe

Object Desc Wood/metal Falcon smoking pipe.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001315

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 1940

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Falcon (brand),pipes,smoking,

Title Falcon pipe

Description Falcon smoking pipe with straight stem. Stem has black mouth piece and alluminum/chrome, twisted stem. Bowl of pipe is smooth and apple-shaped. "2" is engraved on bottom of bowl. Bottom side of stem is engraved "Falcon."


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 6

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 1.5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions were taken as follows: Height: pipe laying, bottom of bowl to top Length: pipe laying, bowl to mouth piece Width: L to R side of bowl Diameter: edge of bowl rim to other edge

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Falcon Pipes

Maker Details The Falcon Pipe is an American invention, patented by Kenley Bugg of Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1936. Bugg's desire was to create a pipe that smoked consistently cool and dry. His engineering background directed him toward designing a corkscrew aluminum stem system that would twist and cool the smoke, causing the moisture to condense and be trapped in a sink he incorporated below the interchangeable briar bowl. His patented Falcon Pipes were first produced and marketed in limited numbers in 1940, but the lack of raw materials due to the War hindered mass marketing. In 1949, with materials available, real production began. The Falcon was an immediate success with 6,000,000 units sold in American alone by 1954. In 1963, this great American Pipe moved production to its present large plant in Britain where most of the 44,000,000 Falcon Pipes in circulation continue to be produced.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMCY001315

Description Falcon smoking pipe


Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Bowl of pipe has blackening from use. Moderate teeth marks on mouth piece. Some oxidation on metal stem.


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