Peter, from what I can find they've been in busines since 1963. The pipes I saw of theirs are of as good a quality as any I've ever seen. The pipes have a Teflon tennon with acrylic stems and they also had some that took 9mm filters. In that case an adapter would give you the same draw as a briar which is unheard of in meers. That right there has me thinking a Meerqueen will have to be on my short list of items to be purchased in the very near future.
Hope that helps