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Big-Ben Koninklijke Fabriek van Tabakspijpen Elbert Gubbels & Zonen B.V. is a brand of the Elbert Gubbels & Sons - Royal Dutch Pipe Factory. The company has gone bankrupt on March 2012.

Production (2009): 250000 pipes/year

See also: Amphora, Humbry, IRC, Roermond, Royal Dutch, Thompson and Porsche Design






  Big-Ben (script) Barbados, 646  Logo on stem:  "B" in circle.     9mm filter pipe
Brands with ornate spot or disk logo


 (Underside) Big-Ben, Barbados, A-, 647
  (Right side) Made in Holland (in circle)
See also the "Barbados" line of Big-Ben's Thompson sub-brand


Brands with an unique letter logo





  (Side 1) Big-Ben Callenger
     (Side 2) 10418 S   Dr.Key.




  Big-Ben Jockey Made in Holland 101


Brands with ornate spot or disk logo



  Big-Ben Maestro Mondial 418 Made in Holland  (see the logo on Big Ben's homepage)

Private Collection

Brands with two letters logo

 (Left side) Big-Ben (Right side) 1999




  Big-Ben (script) -Ranger- Reg. 34468 Made in Holland      Logo usually reserved for nosewarmers
Same logo as the "Straight Grain" line





  Big Ben Reputation Made in France
This is probably not a pipe from the Dutch Big-Ben brand for following reasons:
- No hyphen between Big and Ben.
- Pipes figuring under "Silverking" or "Gold King" display stampings and a logo entirely similar to those.

Straight Grain

Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side) Big Ben, Straight Grain
 (Left side) Straightgrain (script)
(Right side) Big-Ben, Made in Holland
Same logo as the "Ranger" line


Brands with an unique letter logo

 (Left side) Big-Ben, Viking
 (Right side) 454, Made in Holland
The stem is made of horn.
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