Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Vintage Ad (1946): Royalton Pipes

Another weird gimmick that probably sold a bunch of pipes. "Adjustable flow regulator," indeed.

Notice "exact amount of smoke for your taste and throat." This "throat" thing has always seemed odd to me, because I don't inhale (no, really). I just sip and puff. I've always wondered what the ratio is of pipe smokers who inhale to those who don't.

1 comment:

  1. Well, If you were to take a poll about how many inhale versus the folks who don't, I'll tell you right now that I inhale 30-50% of every bowl. I left cigarettes a while back and starte inhaling the pipe to keep my cravings in check. I figured it was a pretty decent trade off...And most people will tollerate my pipe rather than the agitating cigarette smoke.

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