1950s Short Film Re: Wilke Pipe Shop--Blending & Pipemaking

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greeneyes

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(As the title suggests) some of you with an interest in the historical side of things will find this video amusing.

Synopsis (from the website): "New York: Wilke Pipe Shop in Midtown Manhattan. Woman in front of many jars of tobacco. Woman weighs shag tobacco. Tobacco is put into a bag and then a tin with label. Woman smells tobacco and inspects pipes. Man looks at new pipe design. Joe begins with a block of briar root to make a pipe. Pipe being made on a lathe. Mouthpiece is attached. Man comes into pipes shop to buy a pipe. Woman stands in front of a wall covered with pipes. A man inspects the pipe."
The site, Oddball Films, embeds its own media so you'll have to follow the link to view the video:

 

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ABel7son

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I just bought some tobacco from them over the phone. They're not in New York anymore and it's taking a while to get it.
Does anyone know at the very end of the film, about the comment not using a varnish, because the pipe will taste sweeter? Is that a varnish on the outside of the pipe,?
 
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edger

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Thanks for the post. I have a Wilke smooth dublin that smokes very well. I bought it from Elliot Nachtwalter many years ago.
 
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