Big Ben traces its roots back to the opening of a retail pipe and tobacco shop by the Gubbles family way back in 1870. Business grew, and as there were no factories producing briar pipes in the Netherlands at the time, Elbert Gubbles Sr. saw, circa 1924, an opportunity in transforming the business into an import wholesaler of said smoking instruments, primarily brought in from France and England. Though that endeavor did bear considerable success, the Gubbles family fell upon hard times during WWII, with foreign supplies cut off. It was during this period that Elbert Sr. began drawing up plans for that distant day the war would end, with an eye towards reducing the family business's dependence on imported goods. They would make their own pipes. And as soon as the war in Europe was over, he put those plans to action, founding their first factory. With ambitions to become part of the international market, a name that would appeal across the world was needed, however, and Scandinavian pipemaking was still in its infancy. Like his contemporary Poul Nielsen, of Stanwell fame, Elbert decided on an English name for his family's marque, and acquired the rights to the Big Ben brand from a small trading company, it being both very English-sounding and already pretty well-established in foreign markets in association with a variety of goods, amongst which pipes were included.

While the unmistakably English name survives to this day, there's no doubt about the unabashedly Scandinavian style found throughout Big Ben’s modern offerings; smooth contours and great contrast finishes are abundant, whether in the form of a shapely bent Apple or a diminutive "Pipo" Nosewarmer, or tall and trim Dublin and Acorn shapes that call to mind certain Kriswills and Stanwells of the 1960s, for that matter.

56 Big Ben pipes in this category, 6 new.

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Tags: all Barbados Cambridge Charme New Classic Olympic Pipo Ranger Saturn Silhouette

Barbados Bent Apple (652) (9mm) Big Ben Barbados Bent Apple (652) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0154   
$149.95 $127.46
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Barbados Rhodesian (651) (9mm) Big Ben Barbados Rhodesian (651) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0153   
$149.95 $127.46
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Olympic Apple (212) (9mm) Big Ben Olympic Apple (212) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0156   
$149.95 $127.46
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Pipo Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0152   
$109.95 $93.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0155   
$169.95 $144.46
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Silhouette Bent Brandy (302) (9mm) Big Ben Silhouette Bent Brandy (302) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0157   
$169.95 $144.46
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Barbados Bent Apple (648) (9mm) Big Ben Barbados Bent Apple (648) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0062
$149.94 $127.46
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Barbados Rhodesian (651) (9mm) Big Ben Barbados Rhodesian (651) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0148
$149.95 $127.46
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Cambridge Bent Billiard (018) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Bent Billiard (018) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0134
$179.95 $152.96
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Cambridge Bent Brandy (302) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Bent Brandy (302) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0135
$179.95 $152.96
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Cambridge Bent Egg (100) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Bent Egg (100) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0092
$179.95 $152.96
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Cambridge Bent Egg (100) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Bent Egg (100) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0149
$179.95 $152.96
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Cambridge Billiard (402) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Billiard (402) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0101
$179.95 $152.96
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Cambridge Billiard (402) (9mm) Big Ben Cambridge Billiard (402) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0132
$179.95 $152.96
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Charme Nature Bent Apple (042) Big Ben Charme Nature Bent Apple (042) 
SKU: 002-597-0102
$169.95 $144.46
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Charme Nature Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Nature Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0005
$169.95 $144.46
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Charme Nature Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Nature Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0042
$169.95 $144.46
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Charme Nature Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Nature Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0076
$169.95 $144.46
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Charme Nature Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Nature Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0103
$169.95 $144.46
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Charme Nature Tan Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Nature Tan Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0027
$149.95 $127.46
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Charme Tan Bent Billiard (449) Big Ben Charme Tan Bent Billiard (449) 
SKU: 002-597-0104
$149.95 $127.46
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Charme Tan Billiard (480) Big Ben Charme Tan Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0111
$149.95 $127.46
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New Classic Apple (428) Big Ben New Classic Apple (428) 
SKU: 002-597-0030
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Bent Dublin (515) Big Ben New Classic Bent Dublin (515) 
SKU: 002-597-0038
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Bent Dublin (515) Big Ben New Classic Bent Dublin (515) 
SKU: 002-597-0141
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Bent Dublin (529) Big Ben New Classic Bent Dublin (529) 
SKU: 002-597-0071
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Bent Dublin (532) Big Ben New Classic Bent Dublin (532) 
SKU: 002-597-0033
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Bent Dublin (532) Big Ben New Classic Bent Dublin (532) 
SKU: 002-597-0129
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Billiard (480) Big Ben New Classic Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0001
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Billiard (480) Big Ben New Classic Billiard (480) 
SKU: 002-597-0130
$169.95 $144.46
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New Classic Dublin (528) Big Ben New Classic Dublin (528) 
SKU: 002-597-0039
$169.95 $144.46
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Olympic Bent Billiard (442) (9mm) Big Ben Olympic Bent Billiard (442) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0145
$149.95 $127.46
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Olympic Bent Egg (100) (9mm) Big Ben Olympic Bent Egg (100) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0064
$149.95 $127.46
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Olympic Bent Egg (100) (9mm) Big Ben Olympic Bent Egg (100) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0144
$149.95 $127.46
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Pipo Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0120
$109.95 $93.46
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Pipo Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0121
$109.95 $93.46
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Pipo Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0142
$109.95 $93.46
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Pipo Tan Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Tan Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0128
$109.95 $93.46
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Pipo Tan Nosewarmer Big Ben Pipo Tan Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0140
$109.95 $93.46
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Ranger Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Ranger Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0123
$109.95 $93.46
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Ranger Nature Nosewarmer Big Ben Ranger Nature Nosewarmer 
SKU: 002-597-0146
$109.95 $93.46
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Saturn Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0018
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Billiard (208) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Billiard (208) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0090
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Apple (212) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Apple (212) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0126
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Apple (542) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Apple (542) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0124
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Apple (652) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Apple (652) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0125
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Apple (652) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Apple (652) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0150
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Billiard (340) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Billiard (340) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0114
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Billiard (442) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Billiard (442) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0115
$169.95 $144.46
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Saturn Nature Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) Big Ben Saturn Nature Bent Brandy (016) (9mm) 
SKU: 002-597-0106
$169.95 $144.46
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