Definitions for "Ashton"
Bill Taylor is one of the best known pipemakers in the world. He started his career as an apprentice with Dunhill as a teenager and rose to the position of Quality Control Manager before leaving to start his own pipemaking business in 1984, which was an instant success. Ashton pipes are oil-cured. This process - which Bill has patented - involves repeatedly heating each individual bowl to open the grain, then soaking it in a secret mixture of precious oils, which replace the sour-tasting moisture which is naturally present in briar. Most of Bill's pipes now have a mouthpiece made from "Ashtonite", a specially developed material which combines many of the advantages of both acrylic and vulcanite.
Keywords:  choreographer, british
British choreographer (1906-1988)