Missouri Meerschaum: Mark Twain Straight
Product Number: 002-543-0015
We can't make claims as to its veracity, but there's a story that Rudyard Kipling once visited Mark Twain at his summer house in Elmira, NY. While there Kipling was said to take Twain to task for smoking Turkish tobacco in a "lowly American corncob pipe." Twain was said to have replied that "this, sir, is not a corncob pipe. It is a 'Missouri Meerschaum.'"
Whether this story was true or not, we do know that Twain loved his cobs — and this Missouri Meerschaum cob, with room for a 6mm filter if that's your thing, is named in his honor.
Note: While all of our other pipes are photographed individually, these are not, and you may expect some reasonable cosmetic variation between the example we've photographed and the pipe you've received.
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Stem Material: Other
- Filter: 6mm
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Other
- Material: Other
- Country: United States