Pamplin Pipe Factory, Appomattox Co., Slideshow

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Home Industry & Pipe Forms.

As a home industry, Pamplin-area pipemaking was performed mostly by women, especially during and after the Civil War.
   The women typically sold or traded pipes at about one-half cent per piece, shipping them to general store owners around the U.S.
   A variety of pipe styles were produced during the decades—and today over 70 different forms have been identified
   Among the first pipe styles were the "ORIGINAL" Powhatan (center) and the Hamburg (top), both of which were made in homes and in the factory.