"Tobaccoland" by Carl Avery Werner

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"Tobaccoland" by Carl Avery Werner

Post by jruegg » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:56 am

Quite by accident I came across a link to a free, online version of Werner's 1922 book, Tobaccoland: A Book about Tobacco; Its History, Legends, Literature, Cultivation, Social and Hygienic Influences, Commercial Development, Industrial Processes and Governmental Regulation


I haven't read it yet, but it seems promising.

LINK: http://library.albany.edu/preservation/ ... baccoland/
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Re: "Tobaccoland" by Carl Avery Werner

Post by SmokinGordon » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:59 am

Cool!
When I grow up, I want to look like Mrs. Coco's grandpa. :D
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Re: "Tobaccoland" by Carl Avery Werner

Post by philofumo » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:16 pm

I like the fact that he mentioned sandblasted briar pipes.
"Shell briars, sometimes called relief briars, are those the bowls of which have irregular corrugations on their outer surface, like a walnut shell. This effect is obtained by a sandblasting process which grinds out the soft veins of the wood, throwing the harder veins in relief."
The accepted, but somewhat debatable, date for the first blasts is 1917.

In the early days they were often actually more expensive than the traditional smooths.

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Re: "Tobaccoland" by Carl Avery Werner

Post by saltedplug » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:14 pm

What a fantastic blast! What pipe is that and how old?

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