This Blog is dedicated to Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes in general, and specifically the Art Deco Aristocob Pipe. The Aristocob was manufactured from the 1960's by Al Cobb Corp, and into the early 1980's by Missouri Meerschaum. It featured a replaceable corn cob core in an aluminum Art Deco bowl. Still available from time to time on eBay, use the links below to connect with them. In the mean time we offer sweet smoking factory-fresh Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Pipes at www.aristocob.com
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One thing that surprises most folks who see several corn cob pipes side by side is how much the cobs naturally vary in color and texture.
The photo at right is of several shapes and finishes, but best of all it illustrates this variety.
Pipe #1 is a Smooth Egg Shaped Great Dane. This pipe features a surface which is filled with plaster of Paris and then lacquered. This is our most popular finish and is the finish that was granted a US Patent in 1878 to the founder of Missouri Meerschaum.
Pipe # 2 is a Country Gentleman. The bowl is first filled, as outlined in #1, but then it was exposed to open flame and then burnished to a smooth and polished finish. Lastly, it received a coat of lacquer.
Pipe #3 is a Freehand, which is unique in that it is the only production corn cob pipe in the USA which is still completely hand turned. This pipe has undergone the same steps as the Country Gentleman, only these steps are all done by a skilled hand.
Pipe #4 is a Smooth General, which has the same finish as pipe #1. I guess I put it in the photo mostly because I like it!
Pipe # 5 and 6 are actually the same style and finish. I told you the cobs vary! These are both Natural MacArthur pipes, which have absolutely no finish at all. # 5 is about as white a cob as I have ever seen, and #6 is quite red.
Folks who smoke a Natural Bowl often claim that they smoke cooler, which makes sense seeing that the cobs surface is a bit like the fins on a radiator.