Resources

On this page we seek to gather as many useful resources on pipe as we can find. The first two sets of resources are focusing on pipes and catalogs. The third set of resources are more diverse and can range from research papers and working groups to blogs and archaeological societies.

 

If you know of useful resources not mention on this page please share them with out administrator at admin@pipeacademy.org. This way you can assist our effort to gather as much useful information as possible.

 

Pipe collections

AIP pipe database

The AIP pipe database is the latest effort to improve of the AIP's goal to "expand knowledge about the tobacco pipe etc.". 

At this moment the database is under construction. Please check back later or follow our news feed for more news.

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum has an impressive online database covering over 30.000 pipes and other tobacco related items from the museum collection.

This wonderful page is focused solely on clay pipes made by Gambier in Givet. One excellent feature is the fully digitized Gambier catalog which shows actual photographs of the pipe and includes background information on the models. The catalog comes in french and dutch.

Claypipes.nl pipe database

This website has arranged clay pipe finds and acquisitions according to age. Although the website is in dutch, the images allow easy navigation.

Luleciligi.com pipe database

Luleciligi.com is a website solely dedicated to Ottoman clay pipes and attributes. If focuses primarily on Tophane pipes, but pipes from a wider area and other era's can also be found here. An interesting addition are Ottoman model pipes made by European manufacturers.

The British Museum has an extensive collection of pipes and pipe related articles in their collections. This collection includes part of the Bragge collection.

The Victoria & Albert museum houses many interesting pipes and pipe related objects.  the link shows the search results for "tobacco pipe", items with images only. Naturally, you can use your own keywords.

Museum of London collections

The Museum of London has a collection of several hundred clay pipes excavated in the wider city area.

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Pipe catalogs

PKN pipe catalog database

The PKN is sharing a considerable number of fully digitized clay pipe catalogs through their website. This particular page is written in dutch but the titles and images make browsing through the catalogs an easy task.

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum catalog database

The Amsterdam Pipe Museum has an impressive online database covering over 30.000 items from the museum collection. Among their collection is a considerable assortment of pipe catalogs.

Gambierpipes.com catalog database

This wonderful page is focused solely on clay pipes made by Gambier in Givet. On this particular page all the currently known catalogs from this manufacturer are shared.

Tobacco Pipe Artistory catalog database

The Tobacco Pipe Artistory is a lively blog where interesting pipes and pipe related information are shared with the visitors. On this particular page a variety of tobacco pipe catalogs have been made available.  

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Pipe papers

AIP papers

Follow this link to our journal page to view the AIP papers published in our journals. From the older journals the full papers are available, from the more recent ones only the first pages of each article.

Academia.edu

​Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. Through their site you can find many papers on many pipe related topics. Below are a few direct links to larger groups.

Academia.edu - Clay tobacco pipes

​Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. This is the link for the "clay tobacco pipes" group.

Academia.edu - Turkish pipes

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The company's mission is to accelerate the world's research. This is the link for the "turkish pipes" group.

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Other pipe resources

The National Pipe Archive

The National Pipe Archive (NPA) was founded to collect and preserve documentary and archaeological evidence relating to the history and culture of pipe smoking. The NPA website has been set up provide a guide to our collections and to make some of the more significant elements of it available online.

PKN, stichting voor onderzoek historische tabakspijpen

This is the website of the dutch "Stichting voor onderzoek historische tabakspijpen". Besides the catalog database the website houses a variety of publications, archives, monthly pipes and more. 

Society for Clay Pipe Research

The Society for Clay Pipe Research was founded in 1983 and is based in England but with a worldwide membership. One of the principal aims of the Society is to bring together pipe collectors, researchers and other interested individuals so that they can exchange ideas and information and further their common research interests.

Arbeitskreis Tonpfeifen

The German Society for Clay-Pipe Research is is a free association of archaeologists, folklore specialists, historians, art historians, researchers keen of cultural and local heritage, pipe collectors and everyone who takes an interest in the clay pipe and the story of smoking as an object of cultural study. 

Tobacco Pipe Artistory

The Tobacco Pipe Artistory is a lively blog where interesting pipes and pipe related information are shared with the visitors. On this particular page a variety of tobacco pipe catalogs have been made available.  

Les pipes de l'atelier de Bulle/Rue de la Poterne.

Publication: "Les pipes de l'atelier de Bulle/Rue de la Poterne: un ensemble remarquable et une aspect particulier de leur production"

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Other resources

The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders is the successor of the first London Company of Tobacco Pipe makers, granted a charter by James 1 on 5th October 1619.

The Snus and Match Museum is a museum of industrial and cultural history. We show and describe the history of snus and matches in Sweden from a cultural heritage perspective.

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