Billie W. Taylor II, Ph.D.
MY COLLECTION OF Venturi

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Table of Venturi
Shape

Color

Bent
bent
Billiard
billiard
Pot
pot
Black Check Check Check
White Check Check Check
Green Check Check Check
Blue Check Check Check
Red Check Check Check

Special packaging of Venturi pipes was also made. To honor the USA Bicentennial, the "Spirit of '76" packaging included a white pipe with a foil stars'n'stripes band, a 2-ounce pouch of tobacco, and a brochure 200 years of pipe smoking in America. I have all three shapes: Bent, Billiard, and Pot.

When Venturi, Inc. noticed that President Gerald Ford was smoking a Venturi pipe in a White House photo, the temptation to offer a similar packaging called Mr. President was irresistible. The problem is that, once the package has been opened, there is no way to distinguish a Mr. President from any other Venturi pipe.

Table of Venturi Mr. President
Shape

Color

Bent
bent
Billiard
billiard
Pot
pot
Black Check   Check
White Check Check Check
Green   Check Check
Blue     Check
Red      

Venturi pipes were also sold in promotional packages with price sticker on the mouthpiece and a pouch of tobacco. This Black Bent and Red Pot are in packages marketed by Venturi, Inc. and this Green Billiard is in the package sold by Bissell.

A real oddity are pipes stamped Venturi in a cartouche. But they have bowl liners! Click here and then here for full discussion. The best view of the over-stamp is on this green bent.