Plaster designs of the Royal Goedewaagen
18 January 2013
The Pijpenkabinet pays much attention to digitizing the collection. This week a new group was published on-line, a part of the collection that draws little public attention: plaster designs for pipes made in the 20th century. These proof copies of pipe bowls are made out of plaster of Paris and were used in the pipe industry to cast the plaster pipe moulds. In fact they are the original design for that particular pipe shape.
The Pijpenkabinet has taken over many of these pipe designs when the historical material from the Royal Goedewaagen Pipe Works was transferred to our museum. They have historical importance, since these life-size designs bear the original mould numbers. Besides it is possible to date the design by its original cast. The complete collection of plaster pipe designs can be seen on www.pipemuseum.nl.