29 August 2018
Already in 1980, the Royal Pipe Factory Gubbels in Roermond, known for its Big Ben pipes, bought the closing company of Jean-Jacques Knoedgen in the place Brée in Belgium. From that inventory came a group of about 150 press moulds for making clay pipes. Renewed production was never realized. This month the Amsterdam Pipe Museum has bought these metal pipe moulds for out museum collection. A unique opportunity, because it concerns last set of pipe tools in private possession. The cleaning and cataloguing has started although it will take some time before the objects are included in our collection database.