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.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 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