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The company was first developed under the Kaufman Brothers & Bondy brand and went through a few iterations before settling in to it’s current ownership. Yello Bole’s primary tobacco pipes were the Reiss-Premier and Kaywoodie. The company used briar wood from Italy and needed a way to efficiently use the less-desirable pieces of briar. That is why, in 1932, the Yello Bole brand was born, to make a working-man’s pipe out of the less perfect briar. Originally Yello Bole referred to the coating of the bowl with honey to disguise the taste of the lower-quality woods used during World War II and more recently with brylon. Throughout the 1950s the brand changed hands a few times, finally coming to rest with S.M. The brand has been made by this corporation ever since. Brylon, a synthetic pipe material, first began to be used after S.M. Today Yello Bole pipes are made of both brylon and briar and are made to be an affordable tobacco pipe for the every-man. Today Yello Bole tobacco pipes come in eight different lines.
The brylon pipes are Ebony, Nova, Burley, Standard and Spartan series. The smoking pipes made from briar wood include Pug, Checker and Imperial lines. Brylon pipes are generally less expensive than briar wood pipes, generally costing only a little more than a corn cob pipe. It is removable for those who don’t care for this device. The history of Yello Bole is one of accessibility and durability. The brand is working hard to maintain that history today. 1851, expanded their programm consisting of KB&B pipes, Reiss-Premier and Kaywoodie as the mainstay brand by introducing the Yello-Bole line. Yello- Bole was designed as an outlet for lower grade briar not used in Kaywoodie production. At that time KB&B produced their brands in Union City and in West New York, both New Jersey. Deviating from that, Yello-Boles were manufactured by The New England Briar Pipe Company in Penacook, New Hampshire to use this KB&B subsidiary to capacity. As briar was hardly had during World War II, the KB&B Company embarked on a project of domestically grown briar wood, called Mission Briar or manzanita early in 1941. The Pacific Briarwood Company , a subsidiary founded for this purpose, began harvesting the burls growing on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Though this wood is botanically the same as briar form the Mediterranean countries, the smoking characteristics were not quite as good and the project was abandoned after the war. Advertising from the 1940's pictures the Yello-Bole "Honey Girl", who gently urges the pipe smoker to smoke the pipe with "a little honey in every bowl." In fact, honey was an ingredient of the material used to coat the inside of the bowl. It was said to provide a faster, sweeter break-in of the pipe. In 1952, 101 years after the Kaufman brothers had opened a small pipe shop in the Bowery section of New York City, Kaufman Brothers & Bondy Company with all subsidiaries was purchased by an unknown company strange to pipe industry. (At least, the new owner was economical because the KB&B managers had to leave their luxurious bureaus on 630 Fifth Avenue, New York - the Rockefeller Center - for new rooms in the factory on 6400 Broadway, West New York.) This interlude ended after only 3 years in March of 1955, when S.M. bought Kaufman Brothers & Bondy, The Kaywoodie Company, Reiss-Premier Corp., The New England Briar Pipe Co. Frank's purchase in 1955 until 1972 Yello-Bole was run as a separate company, as division of the parent. Through this period, Yello-Bole, same as Kaywoodie, had it's own officers, sales force and maintained the production facilities in West New York. These 17 years were probably the most glorious years in Yello-Bole's history. Frank had developed a synthetic material called Brylon as a cheaper alternative to briar. This material was immediatly used for Yello-Bole pipes, and millions of these pipes have been sold in the decades since then. They continue to be part of the Yello-Bole and Medico brands. 4 lines of Brylon pipes: Ebony, Nova, Burley and Standard (Prices $15.95 - $18.95) and 4 lines of Briar pipes: Spartan, Pug, Checker and Imperial (Prices $19.95 - $24.95). Frank constructed a new building to serve as production facility and corporate offices on Horse Block Road, Yapank, Long Island, and around the same time S.M.
Frank's pipe brands started appearing in catalogs together. Yello-Bole's more recent history was subjected to the same processes as S.M. All briar Kaywoodie, Yello-Bole, and Medico pipes, as well as private label pipes, are produced at the manufacturing facility in Tampa, Florida today. All Brylon pipes are manufactured in Peekskill, NY. The Yello Bole Aristocrat Airograte: An Aluminum and wood pipe with a twist. This pipe doesn't have a bowl per say, but more a briar cylinder that screws into the base of the body.
At the bottom of the bowl is a metal grate, thus allowing air to be pulled through all the tobacco and reducing any chance of clogging. The lower bowl catches all moisture and tar reducing bite. These pipes can be had in a silver/chrome finish as well as a soft gold finish.