Venturi, Inc. pipe stand, Pocah Industries, 1969-?
|Manufactured of polyester resin, the PIPE ROCK was a pipe rest for one, two, or three pipes, sometimes with a hole for matches. The material is extremely light, so the stands were weighted to about 2 pounds and then well-padded and leather covered on the bottom to protect the surface on which they rested. The hollows for the pipe bowls were smoothly finished while the exterior of the rack was a rough, rock-like finish. The PIPE ROCK came in a black and hot pink box with a holder/display stand and display card. The text on the card encouraged potential buyers to get this unique pipe rest. Click on parts of the illustration to see details.
The one-position PIPE ROCK sold for $7.50 while the three-position cost $10.00. So far, there is no information about the two-position price.
It can be difficult to know for certain that a pipe rest of this style is actually a product of the Venturi company unless it is found in its original packaging. Part of the problem is that each stand was unique, "no two alike." However, if it has a label on the bottom similar to one of those shown on each size's page, it probably is one marketed by Venturi.
Last update: 2013-01-04