LEIXLIP PIPE FACTORY

by jdurney on February 16, 2012

K. A, Worth, author – Grayslake, Illinois, USA, wrote to us recently:

My late grandfather, G. L. Hunt, used to own a pipe factory on Mill Lane in Leixlip. They made Falcon pipe bowls there for many years. Grandpa first became Falcon pipe distributor in the United States in 1948 and then took over manufacture in 1956. He, along with David E. Morris, (of A. Lewis, Westminster) brought the Falcon to the U.K. in 1958. Mr. Michael J. O’Brien ran the Leixlip factory for my grandfather for the duration.
 
I wrote a book about the Falcon in 2007, which then won an award from the Illinois State Historical Society in 2008. In the years since, I have had many requests to distribute the work as an eBook, which of course creates instant access around the world. I am happy to report that earlier this month we did issue ‘Back From The Ashes: Uncovering the Lost History of G. L. Hunt and the Falcon Pipe’ as an eBook, available at Amazon.co.uk at only £1.98 … updated and expanded for 2012, it can be read using Kindle devices and with free Kindle apps for PC, MAC, iPad, iPod, iPhones, Android devices and Windows phones. (I have the ebook on both my laptop and desktop computers, and it looks great.) There is a free sample at Amazon that will allow you to preview the first three chapters at no charge.

I hope that you will take a look, and though my book is copyrighted and so cannot be reproduced on your ehistory site, you certainly could make reference to it there if you like.
Thank you kindly – Kathy Worth worthywords@hotmail.com


A reference to the pipe making factory which existed in Leixlip for many years

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