MISSOURI CORN PIPES

Washington, Missouri has long been known as the “Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.” And, in fact, The Missouri Meerschaum Company – the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of cool, sweet-smoking corn cob pipes – began the tradition for which Washington became famous.


In 1869, a Dutch immigrant woodworker named Henry Tibbe first began production of the corn cob pipe. Legend has it that a local farmer whittled a pipe out of corn cob and liked it so much he asked Henry Tibbe to try turning some on his lathe. Because the farmer was well-pleased with the results, Henry made and sold a few more in his woodworking shop. Tibbe’s pipes proved to be such a fast selling item, he soon spent more time making pipes for customers than working with wood, and began full time production of corn cob pipes.

In 1907 the H. Tibbe & Son Co. became the Missouri Meerschaum Company. The word “meerschaum” is derived from a German word meaning “sea foam.” Meerschaum is a Turkish clay used in high grade pipes. Tibbe likened his light, porous pipes and their cool smoke to that of the more expensive meerschaum pipes and coined the name “Missouri Meerschaum” for his pipes. Tibbe and a chemist friend devised an innovative system of applying a plaster-based substance to the outside of the corn cob bowls. In 1878, Tibbe patented this process.


A nationwide distribution system was eventually established for the sale of Tibbe’s pipes. Other pipe firms also developed, so by 1925 there were as many as a dozen corn cob pipe companies in Franklin County, Missouri – most of them in Washington. Today, Missouri Meerschaum stands alone as the first and only surviving piece of this living history. These gentle pipes are smoked and loved all over the world as well as being used as souvenirs, often imprinted with the name of a city, business, or event.


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MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Apple Diplomat Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Apple Diplomat Tobacco Pipe

Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Apple Diplomat is one of the most sought after shapes in larger, filter..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Country Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Country Tobacco Pipe

The Country Gentleman Corn Cob Pipe from Missouri Meerschaum is the most popular design in our serie..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Dagner Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Dagner Tobacco Pipe

Authentic & OriginalMissouri Corn Cob in Popey's classic pipe! In the form of Poker and short en..

34.00€ 30.00€ Ex Tax: 30.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Eaton Tobacco Pipe -18%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Eaton Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more th..

19.50€ 16.00€ Ex Tax: 16.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Legend 5th Avenue Corn Tobacco Pipe -10%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Legend 5th Avenue Corn Tobacco Pipe

Αυθεντική & OriginalΗ Missouri Corn Cob Pipe.Ένας θρύλος 147 ετών για τον σημε..

21.00€ 19.00€ Ex Tax: 19.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Legend Rob Roy Tobacco Pipe -10%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Legend Rob Roy Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more t..

21.00€ 19.00€ Ex Tax: 19.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Marcus Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Marcus Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for mor..

26.00€ 23.00€ Ex Tax: 23.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Patriot Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Patriot Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more t..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Tom Sawyer Tobacco Pipe -22%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cob Tom Sawyer Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more t..

18.00€ 14.00€ Ex Tax: 14.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cobbit Shire Tobacco Pipe -15%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Corn Cobbit Shire Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more t..

41.00€ 35.00€ Ex Tax: 35.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Country Gentleman Hardwood Straight Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Country Gentleman Hardwood Straight Tobacco Pipe

Authentic and OriginalMissouri Corn Cob Pipe.Grown in the Missouri Land and is hand-made for more th..

26.00€ 23.00€ Ex Tax: 23.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Great Dane Corn Cob Filter Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Great Dane Corn Cob Filter Tobacco Pipe

The Corn Cob Pipe from Missouri Meerschaum stands among our most popular designs in our larger, filt..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Great Dane Corn Cob No Filter Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Great Dane Corn Cob No Filter Tobacco Pipe

The Corn Cob Pipe from Missouri Meerschaum stands among our most popular designs in our larger, filt..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Mark Twain Corn Cob Filter Tobacco Pipe -12%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Mark Twain Corn Cob Filter Tobacco Pipe

The Corn Cob Pipe from Missouri Meerschaum stands among our most popular designs in our larger, filt..

25.00€ 22.00€ Ex Tax: 22.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Ozark Mountain Hardwood Bent Tobacco Pipe -14%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Ozark Mountain Hardwood Bent Tobacco Pipe

Authentic & Original, American Shafted Wood.Cherry Rob Roy Ozark offers the same benefits as cor..

22.00€ 19.00€ Ex Tax: 19.00€

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Ozark Mountain Hardwood Straight Tobacco Pipe -14%

MISSOURI - Meerschaum Ozark Mountain Hardwood Straight Tobacco Pipe

Authentic & Original, American Shafted Wood.Maple Oval Ozark offers the same benefits as corn pi..

21.00€ 18.00€ Ex Tax: 18.00€

Washington, Missouri has long been known as the “Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.” And, in fact, The Missouri Meerschaum Company – the world's oldest and largest manufacturer of cool, sweet-smoking corn cob pipes – began the tradition for which Washington became famous.


In 1869, a Dutch immigrant woodworker named Henry Tibbe first began production of the corn cob pipe. Legend has it that a local farmer whittled a pipe out of corn cob and liked it so much he asked Henry Tibbe to try turning some on his lathe. Because the farmer was well-pleased with the results, Henry made and sold a few more in his woodworking shop. Tibbe’s pipes proved to be such a fast selling item, he soon spent more time making pipes for customers than working with wood, and began full time production of corn cob pipes.

In 1907 the H. Tibbe & Son Co. became the Missouri Meerschaum Company. The word “meerschaum” is derived from a German word meaning “sea foam.” Meerschaum is a Turkish clay used in high grade pipes. Tibbe likened his light, porous pipes and their cool smoke to that of the more expensive meerschaum pipes and coined the name “Missouri Meerschaum” for his pipes. Tibbe and a chemist friend devised an innovative system of applying a plaster-based substance to the outside of the corn cob bowls. In 1878, Tibbe patented this process.


A nationwide distribution system was eventually established for the sale of Tibbe’s pipes. Other pipe firms also developed, so by 1925 there were as many as a dozen corn cob pipe companies in Franklin County, Missouri – most of them in Washington. Today, Missouri Meerschaum stands alone as the first and only surviving piece of this living history. These gentle pipes are smoked and loved all over the world as well as being used as souvenirs, often imprinted with the name of a city, business, or event.