Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vintage Ad (1908): Turco American Glass Pipe

Bull. I don't know if this is the most outrageous claim I've seen for a gimmick pipe, but it's gotta be pretty close. A pipe with an "inner bowl/outer bowl" design, they claim that somehow the icky stuff gets drawn into the outer bowl, while only cool, clean, flavorful smoke still somehow manages to go up the stem into your mouth. If you read the whole thing, you will even see they make the explicit claim that no nicotine will get to your mouth, even though (somehow) smoke does.

Heh. But you could make all kinds of outlandish claims a hundred years ago.

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