About - American Smoking Pipe Repair CO.
My name is Mary Ann Keller, and I own and operate AMERICAN SMOKING PIPE REPAIR COMPANY, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
I was born and raised in the small coal-mining town of Shamokin, Pa. Yes, I'm a coal miner's daughter. And my Great Great Grandmother smoked a pipe. I heard stories of how all her aprons had burn holes in the pockets because when the minister came to call, she would hide her pipe in her apron pocket! Just like my Great Great Grandmother, I enjoy a good pipe! I prefer a 1/4 bent, and I love Lanes 1Q. Also, Aspen is very good, and I purchased that at John B. Hayes Tobacconist.
History - American Smoking Pipe Repair Co.
My love of pipes became a reality when I started to work at American Smoking Pipe Co. I worked with Mark Tinsky finishing his new pipes.
In the early 90's I was in a serious auto accident and was off my feet for about 1.5 years. Part of my recovery was therapy to help bring my short term memory back. At this time the repair business was born. Since I had trouble remembering the numbers and measurements we color coded everything I needed to use for the pipe repairs. It may sound very strange but it worked!!
I now service over 50 Tobacco stores across the USA and many international customers.
American Smoking Pipe Repair Company is a separate company from American Smoking Pipe Co.