Aug Posts: Views Read View source View history. First off, let me apologize for the quality of the pics, my phone is my only camera. I love the pipe and just want to learn more about it. Ascorti also persuaded his co-worker, the young and highly-talented pipemaker Luigi Radice bornto join him - the two were neighbors in Cucciago.
Radice, being an employed pipemaker rather than a partner, could not assert himself.
Italian Estates: Caminetto Business Bent Billiard (175) (KS) (1970s)
Davoli filled the gap, promoting the Caminetto to be absolutely equal to the Castello in terms of quality, but asking only half the price. In addition to the above stampings, there was always the trademark mustache on the stem. In two brothers from the Italian Varese started the pipe factory Fratelli Lana. Though the "Business" rustication changed somewhat, the original shapes and finishes have largely been left unchanged. The additional income from the shop enabled him to buy tools and machines little by little to furnish his own workshop. The newer model Caminetto stampings are quite different and easy to date.