1910 Approximate
Hodgson Uncle Sam Cob Pipe. Material: wood, metal. Size: 4 1/2" L. Description: corn cob bowl - red and white sticker on bottom: "Uncle Sam Cob Pipe Works Everton Ark." - light colored wooden stem - silver metal band separates stem and mouthpiece - brown hardened material forms mouthpiece.
Hodgson Collection. Prior to accessioning, the number 22 was printed in black ink on stem. Smoke Rings Hodgson notes: "A Doxtator model. See No. 9" No. 9: "Smoke Rings Hodgson notes: "Dr. C. W. Doxtator sent me a package containing all the different styles of corn cobs he could find. I believe there must have been a dozen. This must have been about 1939 after Dox had gone west to work for the Sugar Company." Robert E. Hodgson (1893-1968) was superintendent of the Southern Experiment Station from 1919 to 1960. He promoted modern agricultural methods in Waseca and throughout Minnesota. From 1948 to 1964, Hodgson wrote a column for The Farmer Magazine, and his column “Bob Hodgson Talks” appeared in more than one hundred rural Minnesota newspapers for over 20 years. Hodgson was a member of the Waseca County Historical Society, the Waseca County Horse Thief Detectives, The Boy Scouts and other organizations. Among his many interests were history, nature study and pipe collecting. During World War II, Hodgson wrote a once a month letter to members of Boy Scout Troop 85 who were serving in the armed forces all over the world. The letters were published in the Waseca Journal with separate copies printed and mailed to any Waseca serviceman who wished to receive them. Hodgson’s letters maintained the home contacts, helped men keep up on the locations of friends and provided morale-boosting communications for those far away from home.