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William Demuth. Wilhelm C. Demuth, , a native of Germany, entered the United States at the age of 16 as a penniless immigrant. After a series of odd jobs he found work as a clerk in the import business of a tobacco tradesman in New York City.
In William established his own company. The William Demuth Company specialized in pipes, smoker's requisites, cigar-store figures, canes and other carved objects. The Demuth Company is probably well known for the famous trademark, WDC in an inverted equilateral triangle. William commissioned the figurative meerschaum Presidential series, 29 precision-carved likenesses of John Adams, the second president of the United States to Herbert Hoover, the 30th president , and "Columbus Landing in America," a inch-long centennial meerschaum masterpiece that took two years to complete and was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in Garfield, a connoisseur of meerschaum pipes.
Demuth presented two pipes to Garfield at his inauguration in , one in his likeness, the other in the likeness of the President's wife. Later, Demuth arranged for another figurative matching the others to be added to the collection as each new president acceded to the White House, terminating with President Hoover.
It was used without permission in the article written by Maureen Timm, As seen in The Antique Shoppe Newspaper, July, ,  but is used here by permission of the original author. In Ferdinand Feuerbach joined the Demuth company and by had become the production manager. He left in , when Sam Frank Sr. Feuerbach and Frank had been close friends since Frank started his own business in and was closely associated with the sales staff of WDC, selling their line of pipes. In early , the City of New York notified S.
This was being done to widen two of the adjacent streets. As a result of this, Frank entered into negotiations to purchase the Wm. Demuth Co. It was agreed upon that Demuth would become a subsidiary of S. Frank and all pipe production of the two companies would be moved to DeMuth factory. Demuth pipes continued to be made at the Richmond Hill plant till December Then the Wm.
Demuth Company met its official end as a subsidiary company by liquidation. Demuth's mainstay pipe, the Wellington continued to be offered in the S. Frank catalog until In the mid's, the Wellington even made a brief return as a direct to the consumer offer. Jump to: navigation , search. Categories : Pipe makers by nationality United States. Navigation menu Personal tools English Log in. Namespaces Page Discussion. Views Read View source View history.
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Have you ever been pipe hunting in an antique shop and in your conversation with the clerk at the checkout have them tell you that they have a pipe at home that they would love to have you see? If not I assure you that you will. It seems to happen to me and certainly to my brother. Sometimes going back to see the pipe is a good thing and sometimes it is not worth the trip.
Hesson-Jr Pipes And Wdc Question
As a Christmas present, I got some pipe racks and a box of estate pipes. Bulk were Dr. Grabows and Medicos from the '60s. On the metal band is the inverted triangle with WDC in it, and then the symbols in order ; an anchor, a star and then an eagle. Anyone have any idea what this means? I'm assuming it's the year or era. I haven't been able to find anything on the internet.
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Any Info on This William Demuth?
Anyone have any experience with WDC pipes? Any opinions? They seem to be an old NYC company. They were the biggest pipe company in the world at one time. Whenever I go to flea markets and antique shops at least one turns up to confirm this fact. They were a simple factory made pipe. No bells and whistles and no great grain.
Хейл засмеялся: - Можете пристраивать к ней черный ход - я слова не скажу. - Потом в его голосе зазвучали зловещие нотки. - Но как только я узнаю, что вы следите за мной, я немедленно расскажу всю эту историю журналистам.
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Venti mille pesete. La Vespa. - Cinquanta mille. Пятьдесят тысяч! - предложил Беккер.
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- Это не ребро или палец, как в церквях Галиции. Вам и в самом деле стоило бы задержаться и посмотреть. - Может быть, я так и сделаю.
Он медленно потянул к себе микрофон.
Может быть, я так и сделаю. - Mala suerte, - вздохнул лейтенант. - Не судьба. Собор закрыт до утренней мессы. - Тогда в другой .
Беккер нахмурился и положил трубку на рычаг. Он совсем забыл: звонок за границу из Испании - все равно что игра в рулетку, все зависит от времени суток и удачи.
Придется попробовать через несколько минут. Беккер старался не обращать внимания на легкий запах перца. Меган сказала, что, если тереть глаза, будет только хуже. Он даже представить себе не может, насколько хуже.
Сьюзан, я люблю. - Слова лились потоком, словно ждали много лет, чтобы сорваться с его губ. - Я люблю .