The Sun Token was initially released with acrylic solar domes in March of 2017. That first design allowed us to release the Sun Token to the world, and helped the product become a reality from an idea. We have been hard at work creating and evolving what we believe to be the perfect smoking pipe, with the most well rounded materials. We knew we needed a borosilicate glass solar dome as the next product improvement!
We have searched tirelessly and have finally found the right glass manufacturer to partner up with. These new domes will be more durable, easier to clean, and will theoretically last forever unless you hurl it at a brick wall or something. (If you limp wrist it, it may survive!)
The dome pictured above is a lamp worked prototype made by a scientific glass blower. This model, if it was mass produced, would be very expensive. Prototypes like this helped us find the right team to manufacture these domes in a high enough quantity. We have partnered with a glass manufacturer in New York who is going to make domes similar to this by using molds. This method will make the solar dome affordable. If a customer ever accidentally breaks theirs, another one will be ready to ship from the Sun Token website!
In the next month or so we will be receiving our first big order of the new domes. All early supporters of the Sun Token will also receive an email offer to upgrade to the new domes at a wholesale discount, you all deserve it!
I hope you enjoy this window into the planning and production of these lovely little pipes!