The company was founded in Paris France in the 19th century by Ganeval, Boundier and Donninger who were no longer associated with the company by the turn of the century.By the time they left the GBD name was well established and thus retained.In 1903 an additional factory was built in England and ran by Oppenheimer. Since 1981 the majority of GBD pipes come from the English factory.
If you have any additional models or can fill in the "?
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I am also open to suggestions on what information needs to be listed, thanks!
Jack Tompkins and Frank Nagy are good sources for rememberances of the old days at SH.
A few comments: My brother Mike went through his old SH flyers, and the list someone forwarded to you is accurate.