Bongs can go by many names, from your "water pipes" to "bubblers" and even "billys". Despite originating in southeast Asia, the western world has welcomed them with open arms and never looked back. Glass bongs are on the rise and getting more popular among tobacco and herb smokers worldwide. The fine quality glasses are produced in various countries such as Germany, China, USA and the United Kingdom to name but a few.
Pipe factory and mill on fire. Union Pipe Factory began operation in 1905 making Missouri sweet corn cob pipes. The factory at North Second Street and McFadden Avenue employed between 25 and 50 workers at various times.