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Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:00 PM

Aw, Shucks: Missouri's One And Only Corn Cob Pipe Factory Turns 150

Phil Morgan delights in showing visitors around the oldest corn cob pipe factory in the world – the 150-year-old Missouri Meerschaum Company in Washington, Missouri.

“I mean, it's a corn cob pipe, so it’s definitely a fun business to be part of,’’ said Morgan, the company’s general manager.

The factory is still housed in its original red-brick hulk of a building sprawled along Front Street, above the Missouri River. It produces about 700,000 corn cob pipes a year — “handcrafted and made in the USA” — and ships them to customers across the United States and 70 countries.

One of the oldest manufacturers in the state, Missouri Meerschaum will mark its sesquicentennial April 12-13 by inviting the public to tour the factory.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aw-shucks-missouri-s-one-and-only-corn-cob-pipe-factory-turns-150

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Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #8
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:17 PM

1. Thread title is corny!

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:41 PM

2. Well,

I’m All Ears for a better one...🙃

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 06:21 PM

5. I'd only help you if this top had even a kernal of intrigue.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 07:24 PM

6. Hmmm....

I really don’t want to Pop anyone’s bubble.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:02 PM

7. You butter not.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:50 AM

8. Agreed it's just too

Cheesy for me!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 03:44 PM

3. Has anyone ever actually used one? Do they really function like other pipes?

I always tended to look upon them as kitschy souvenirs for tourists, but if they've been in business 150 years, clearly not!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 04:24 PM

4. a british train series traveled thru the state & visited the factory.

so, i have seen this place. explained why the corn cob is best.

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