Missouri Meerschaum: The Marcus

Product Number: 002-543-0037

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, "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 seems to take its cues from the "Mark Twain Straight," being a deep-chambered straight Dublin, only finished with a dark stain and adorned with a chrome accent band for a touch of flash.

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: 5.15 in./130.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.12 in./53.85 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Poker
  • Finish: Other
  • Material: Other
  • Country: United States
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