American Estates: Jost's Supreme Smooth Bent Billiard (J13)
Product Number: 004-009-6001
"Mrs. Henry A. Jost, proprietor of Jost's Pipe and Tobacco Shop, is one of the 60,000 American women who smoke pipes. Mrs. Jost believes that that many men and women pipe smokers don't know how to smoke a pipe - 'even if they have smoked for 35 years.' She and Harvey Raspberry give lessons in the shop. There are two comfortable chairs in the corner of the shop where a smoker can sit and have his smoking progress checked under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Jost or pipemaker Raspberry."
- The Eclectic Shopper, circa 1970s
Well, can't say I'm in a rush to have myself stared at by two strangers while I smoke a pipe, but I'll give Mrs. Jost and Mr. Raspberry credit for their dedication. As for Raspberry specifically, or Bill Collins, who was their other resident pipemaker, I'll give credit for creating this very fine classic Billiard shape.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 4.5/5 Minor rim darkening, plus most of the original red stain finish has been taken off.
- Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States