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Object ID 001639

Object Name Uhle's Briar Pipe

Object Desc Light brown briar pipe with black stem/mouthpiece by Uhle's.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001329

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Uhle Tobacco Co.,pipes,tobacco,smoking,

Title Uhle's Briar Pipe

Description Light brown pipe with black stem. "Birdseye Synchromatic" engraved on the left side. White encircled U engraved on top of the black stem.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 6

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Uhle Tobacco Co.

Maker Details Uhle Tobacco Company was founded in 1939 by John H. Uhle. The original location was at 232 W. Michigan St. in downtown Milwaukee, just two blocks from our present location. Mr. Uhle often sat in the front window of the store repairing pipes and hand blending pipe tobaccos for his customers. In the 1950ís Mr. Uhle developed a wholesale business by selling his tobaccos and pipes to appointed agencies throughout the Midwest. This has grown and is still a big part of our business today. Later in that decade, he moved to our present location on Wisconsin Avenue, the heart of downtown. In February 1982, Mr. Uhle sold his business to two of his employees, Jim and Jeff Steinbock who have dedicated themselves to keeping the Uhle tradition alive. The brothers excel at customer service and are very knowledgeable in all aspects of the tobacco business. In 2006 Jim retired from the tobacco industry. The Uhle Tobacco Co. still exists today.

Maker Mark Encircled U


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Image Caption CMY1329



Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor scratches on left side of the bowl. Inside of the bowl is dirty from use. Edgewear on the rim of the bowl. Stem cannot completely attach to the bowl. Teethmarks on tip of the mouthpiece.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin