A HISTORY OF COMOY’S AND HELPFUL INFORMATION TOWARD RELATIONSHIPS THE PIPELINES, By Derek Green This post ended up being published inside the problem of The Pipe Collector. The official publication of this united states Society of Pipe Collectors (NASPC), and is used here by approval. Its a fantastic organization–consider signing up for.
- 1 Preface
- 2 Introduction
- 3 The Brands or Grades
- 4 an overview to assist big date a Comoy’s pipeline
- 4.1 Comoy’s Term
- 4.2 a€?Made Ina€? Stamp
- 4.3 Inlaid a€?Ca€?
- 5 End
- 6 Sources
We have for some time become collecting pipes made by Comoy’s and get receive all of them wonderfully made and outstanding cigarette smokers. We rapidly realized there was little or no information on the prepare generally speaking, and frequently the info published got incorrect.
Although much more studies are demanded, this will no doubt exterior as more Comoy’s become put into the range or are viewed. We already have more than 100 samples of pipelines made by Comoy’s in my range, that 19 bring hallmarked gold bands. These, including some other old examples I have come across and initial catalogues bring allowed me to substantially flesh aside some of the formerly published basic facts.
I’ve already been fortunate for got a few long discussions with Jacques Cole who was simply at St. Claude from 1948 to 1957 and was factory supervisor at Comoy’s from 1958 until 1963. Jacques is now resigned but is nonetheless mixed up in tube globe, getting Grand Chancellor for the a€?Academie Foreign de los angeles tube.a€? I am the majority of thankful to Jacques for letting me to estimate from an article he published about Comoy’s, that has been section of a sequence on The tube Makers (1850-1994). I’m additionally lucky to own a history of the providers authored by Louis Comoy within the 1950s and believe that the annals offered as an introduction can be as conclusive as you possibly can.
Francois Comoy along with his brothers began producing water pipes (probably clays, boxwood and beech) in 1825 for the little monastic city of Saint-Claude in eastern France. Claude and his awesome son Louis unearthed that briar had greatly remarkable attributes and, from 1848, generated pipes merely inside lumber. In 1879, Francois’ boy, Henri, who had been created in 1850, moved to London with a tiny bag of hardware but many knowledge. Henri build a tiny manufacturer in Seven Dials, which can be now referred to as Cambridge Circus. He was one of the finest moving services when you look at the facilities of briar pipeline trade-in London and is paid with are the author of appellation a€?London Made.a€? He had been helped to start with by a number of their brothers and, around 1891, was actually accompanied by his two nephews, Louis and Charles Chapuis. Louis got title of his adoptive moms and dads. By 1895, the company have outgrown the seven-sisters web site, and a brand new plant had been inbuilt Newcastle Put, Clerkenwell. By 1905, erica, together with further businesses called for an innovative new plant to-be inbuilt 1913 at 72 Rosebury path. In 1914, the couples Henri Comoy with his nephews Louis and Charles included business as Hoy & Co. Ltd. Ahead of the battle, Henri has also been signed up with by their sons, Adrien and Paul, who were created after their nephews found its way to London. In 1921, Sam Zinberg ended up being appointed manager of deals for any USA, and House of Comoy is established. Henri Comoy died in 1924 in the period of 74, making the company in the hands of Louis and Charles.
In 1929, the firm was actually welcomed to become listed on Cadogan Investment Ltd. It was generally a€?The Merger,a€? which contained the Civic business and Oppenheimer Pipes with their related organizations. This merger was created to make co-operation between your various firms. In 1937, a brand new, unit and splendidly furnished plant ended up being established in Pentonville roadway to support further workforce of several hundred. The new generation got signed up with the organization by the time the next globe War out of cash on. Louis Chapuis Senior accompanied in 1938 and Pierre Comoy in 1947 after services during the Royal Armoured Corps.