Medico’s Answer to the Falcon – The Double-Dri

This is one Medico I would like to add. I am on the lookout for things like this. Well done.


I pulled this Medico Double-Dri pipe out of my refurb box the other day. It had been rattling around in there for a while, and I decided it was time to do something about it.

There are several well-known brands of pipes designed with removable and interchangeable bowls – the Falcon and Kirsten pipes jump to mind. The Double-Dri was Medico’s foray into the field, though where the Falcon pipe used aluminium for its shank, the Double-Dri used another 1950’s Space Age material, Nylon, for both shank and stem. Press-fit bowls were available in briar or the more expensive meerschaum. I couldn’t find much information online when I set about researching the Double-Dri pipes, though I did come across this Medico advertisement in the March 1955 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.

Advert - March 1955 Popular Mechanics

This ad is clearly from the period before truth-in-advertising laws took effect. I wouldn’t bet the farm on the existence…

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