Animation of the Day: Pamplin Pipe Bowl Mold Half “Century of Progress Chicago”

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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Today’s animation is a pipe bowl mold half for a so-called “tomahawk” pipe.  The pipe bowl half was used to manufacture pipes at the Pamplin Pipe Factory, a site located in Appomattox County, Virginia, and is in the archaeological collections maintained by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  A manufactured pipe would have read “A Century of Progress Chicago” on one side and was created for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.

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Categories: 20th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, Pamplin Pipe Factory, Smoking pipe, Virginia Department of Historic Resources | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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