The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 174

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with Bill Feuerbach of S. M. Frank & Co. Most people will be more familiar with their famous pipe brands of old; Kaywoodie and Yellow-bole. They started as the KBB Company in 1851 when the German-born Kaufman brothers opened a small pipe shop in the Bowery section of New York City, and the rest is history. In “Pipe Parts”, we will have some historic TV commercials for pipe tobacco from back in the good old days when advertising tobacco on TV was still legal.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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5 Responses

  • HI Brian,
    Oh the day for when pipes and tobacco advertising comes back. I wonder if I will ever see it?
    I have known Bill Feuerbach for years, starting with the old IRC Chat Group #Pipes in the late 1990s. He was instrumental in developing the high grade, hand made Kaywoodie pipes.
    Music – George Burns and Bobby Vinton, now that goes back a while.
    Rave – for the Mark Twain coins being minted with monies going to two of his support groups. Good a coin showing Mark Twain holding a pipe and smoking…great, going to have to get one when they are issued.
    great show.

  • Brian and Bill, This was a fantastic show due to excellent performances by both participants. I enjoyed the “old” advertisements. They made me nostalgic for the days when tobacco companies could unabashedly advertise their wares. The interview with Mr. Feuerbach was everything I had hoped it would be. Best of all, my question was answered: Kaywoodie Handmade pipes can be purchased from They sold at least one pipe as a result of this week’s episode.

  • Hi Brian,the commercials were great,brought back alot of memories. Enjoyed the interview with Bill Feuerbach, he has a great family history in the pipe business, a Yello Bole was one of the first pipes I owned.Nice to know that George Burns was also a pipesmoker.You know spring is around the corner when pipe show season starts. Great Show!

  • I had heard most of the commercials before and it was great to hear them again.
    Very nice chat with Bill Feuerbach. His company has a wonderful history and is a stalwart of the piping community.
    The music was pretty interesting.
    The Twain coins sound interesting. I might have to get one or more.

  • Very nice show. I’ve never seen those old commercials. I’m glad there are many more on Youtube! The one I liked the most from this batch was that in which the old club member is showing a size 3 pipe while asking for tobacco and then reveals a size 6 pipe from his inner coat pocket after he is offered some! hahaha
    Nice interview. After listening to it I went online to check out the handmade Keywoodies. Wow! Nice pipes indeed!
    Mark Twain coins – If I lived in the US I would definitely get one. When to the US Mint website. They are very nice.
    This is the link:

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