Updated: Nov 06, 2013
▲ (Left side) MLC (In oval) Aragon Italian Briar
▲ (Left side)
MLC (In oval)
Italian Briar 24
MLC are the initials for Mary Linkman & Co. Mary Linkman was the mother of Louis B. Linkman, founder of the company.
Pipes with the "MLC in oval" stampings correspond to an early production from the Chicago plant predating the Dr Grabow brand.
▲ (Left side) Modernage
(Right side) Imported Briar Made in France
▲ (Left side) Molina
Artisan: Giovanni Carollo
, a former employee of the Rossi
factory. Machine crafted mass production. Pipes mainly aimed for German and US market.
Monaco, De Luxe, Made in Italy
▲ (Left side) ◊ Monarch, Pat. Pend. ◊
▲ The patent pending (1935) is for a system pipe that had the metal tenon in the shank and screwed on stem. (See enlarged view #3)
Fred Warnke established the brand in the late 1930 in Hartford (CT). The company moved in the 1950s to Tusla (OK).
Other brands distributed by Monarch Pipe Co: Carey Magic Inch, Aerosphere.
The Monarch label has also been used by Imperial Tobacco Co (England), by Civic (England) and by LA BRUYERE (France). The later were distributed by WDC.
▲ Mont Blanc, French Briar
▲ (Side 1) Mont Blanc, Meerlined, De Luxe
(Side 2) Made in France
▲ Monte Verdi, Made in Denmark, By Hand, Golden Tan
(Left side) Monterey, Select Grain
(Right side) Mission Briar
Monterey appears here as a full brand while this label also constitutes the name of a KB&B line
bearing the clover symbol. Wether a brand or a line these pipes came from the same KB&B factory in the period 1941-1946.
" is the common denomination for wood from Manzanita
burl (Fam: Ericaceae
), a shrub growing in California (USA). During WWII, when Briar was rare, it was used by Reiss-Premier Pipe Co and KB&B
Alberto Montini: name of the owner of Mastro de Paja
▲ (Left side) Moorgate
(Right side) Made in England
▲ (Left side) Moorgate (Right side) Made in England ▲ Red logo
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