Mr B’s Balkan Pipe Tobacco
A history of Brigham pipes
- 1906: After apprenticing with an Austrian pipemaker and developing an interest in pipes, Roy Brigham starts his own pipe repair shop on Adelaide Street in Toronto.
- 1918: Roy’s son Herb joined him to assist in the business. The father and son team saw an opportunity – the number one complaint of pipe smokers of all stripes was a burning sensation on the tongue known as tongue bite. If they could somehow improve the pipe smoking experience by reducing it, they may be able to produce a pipe like no other. They worked tirelessly together researching the cause and cure, the result being the one-of-a-kind Brigham Rock Maple Distillator.
- 1938: Instant interest in the Distillator encouraged the Brighams to protect their invention by securing the Patent for Canada, granted this year. It will soon also be granted in several other countries worldwide.