Hüseyin and Mustafa Şekercioğlu
Hüseyin and Mustafa were born in Kayakent, a village
about one hundred miles from Eskişehir. Hüseyin, the older
brother, worked on the family farm until he was sixteen. In 1976,
he moved to Eskişehir. Within a few months, he began learning
the pipe making trade as a sander and stem finisher under Master Carver
In 1979, younger brother Mustafa joined Hüseyin
in Eskişehir at the age of fourteen. He was also employed as a pipe
finisher at the Altınay shop. In 1982, he began three years
of lattice finish work. Hüseyin and Mustafa eventually learned
all the aspects of pipe making.
Following Mustafa's return from military service,
both brothers joined resources and formed their own company in 1987. Since
1996, the Şekercioğlu Brothers formed separate companies and
employ other relatives in their businesses.
The Şekercioğlu Brothers produce most
of the meerschaum shapes for SMS Pipes. The superior quality and
finish of their classic pipe shapes is recognized as one of the best available
in the industry.
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