InstaPipe: A History
The History of the InstaPipe
The Story of InstaPipe: From the Inventor
Back in the early 70’s, I was working as a machinist in Vermont. I began experimenting with different pipe designs because I wanted a more practical, durable and affordable smoking device. I wanted something that was portable, something that was not wasteful, something that I could extinguish and re-light at a later time, something I could use in an instant.
After a few trial and errors, I machined a small, pocket-sized pipe with a screw-on cap. I knew I had a great product and eventually acquired my own lathe and milling machine to build these pipes in my basement. Through the years, I must have hand made over 200 pipes for friends who kept advising me to market my product. In my early retirement days, I found a means to mass produce my invention. At the last moment, with my daughter’s advice, a sleeve was added to the stem of the pipe to prevent overheating of the mouth piece.
I was finally able to offer this fine product to the public, and the InstaPipe was born. I still use the very first InstaPipe I made over 40 years ago. Check it out at http://www.TheInstaPipe.com