Blog by Chris Chopin and Steve Laug
Chris Chopin, a reader of and writer for rebornpipes sent me a link to an old chapter on pipe repair that he thought I would enjoy reading. He was right, I love it. It is a chapter from the book Tobaccoland, by Carl Avery Werner. It is Chapter 37 and is entitled “The Pipe Repairing Department”. It is a great read and well worth taking the time to reflect on if you are one who, like me, loves to repair and bring old pipes back to life. I wanted to pass it on to all of you who read the blog so I converted the entirety of the chapter into photos so that I could post the pages on the blog for you to read. If you would like to read it in PDF format click on the link below and download it in that format http://library.albany.edu/preservati…rt7_chpt37.pdf.
As usual with me, one thing leads to another and I wanted to read more of Werner’s book. Having read the chapter on pipe repair I was intrigued enough to do some digging to see if I could find the book as a whole. I wanted to read more of Werner’s Tobaccoland and see if the rest of it was as enjoyable and entertaining. I was able to find the following link to a full online version of the book https://archive.org/stream/tobaccolandbooka00wernuoft#page/n9/mode/2up.