Based on the title of the post you are probably wondering what could be so ‘bad’ about a double-ended pipe invention? Okay, so maybe you were thinking the exact opposite – what could be so ‘right’ about a double-ended pipe invention!
In the photo, George Braunsdorf (left) at 6 feet 4 inches demonstrates how to use a “Double Ender” pipe with Joe Damone, 5 feet 1 inch, in New York on June 2, 1949.
According to its manufacturer, the pipe was designed as a means of conserving tobacco by a couple of pipe smokers. Maybe this would help if one was on a budget or extremely cold on a blustery fall day!? Who knows, this may have been the inspiration for the “Johnson Treatment”….
[Zim’s Note: It probably was not the inspiration for the “Johnson Treatment.]