Boring a Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe for it's Stem
Here a worker drills the corn cob bowl for it's stem. Today the stems are made from wooden dowels fitted with a plastic bit, but originally they were made from river reed. This is how they were made when Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain) was enjoying his. Did you know that he gave the Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipe Company its name?