Ropp Pipes--French web site shows the history of manufacture

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jcosmoasp

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Jan 12, 2010
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If you are a Ropp collector (I'm up to 19), this is the place for you. Even if you don't speak French, it has hundreds of pictures showing the history of the Ropp family operations and tons of factory views. If you will bookmark Google Word Monkey to your tool bar, it's easy to select text and translate into English.

As for me, I've been collecting ornamental cherry and although I'm not sure about all the techniques (such as pressure-cooking and boiling to cure and prevent bark separation), these pictures contain a wealth of information.
Go to: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/inventai/presenta/visites/ropp/index.html

 

southernbriar

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Feb 14, 2012
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That link is a great find. I recently picked up a Ropp pipe, and did not know anything about the manufacturer. This site was exactly what I had hoped to find

 

southernbriar

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Feb 14, 2012
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Here is a few other Links that are helpful. I did a google search on "L'usine de pipes Ropp" and hit images and it pulled up alot of information. Most of them were in French though. Here is a couple Pics that were interesting:



 

seanz

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May 8, 2011
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Nice site my translator isnt working at the moment so have to go back and have a nose> I am looking for a new ropp stem at the moment So are interested in what they have to say

 

southernbriar

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Feb 14, 2012
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Hey seanz, Lonestar just put a new bit on my Ropp. He may be able to hook you up. I would give him a shout.

 

ghost

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May 17, 2012
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Thanks for the link! Just acquired my first Ropp, this will be a great read.

 

southernbriar

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Feb 14, 2012
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Thanks Ghost, when I get a little more time I am hoping to add some more information in this thread. I really like my ROPP, and information was not readily available. Hopefully it will help other people with ROPP pipes get information.

 

oarvanderahxenoeln

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Aug 10, 2012
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I started another thread about cherrywoods (type of wood). I just bought one, not a Ropp. Are there some special attentions to be taken for a cherrywood pipe? Break in? way of smoking?

cheers

 

seakayak

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Sep 21, 2010
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I've had a now-well-used Ropp Cherrywood since the mid 1970s. They make a great product that offers a nice smoking experience. The only problem I've found is that the stem tends to get loose as the cherrywood in the shank wears away.

 
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