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Location: Waverly, Ohio
Tobacco: P&P:Golden Goodness
MacBaren:Vanilla Cream Flake
Pipe: a growing assortment
Registration date: 2011-12-13
|Subject: Some oddities Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:13 pm|| |
Last night a long time friend called me wanting to get together to just chat, hang out, and share some smokes and drinks.
My friend's grandfather passed away before he and I met, and his grandmother has recently been moved into an assisted living facility, so he and his siblings have been helping their Mom clean out grandma & grandpa's house. Being a cigar smoker and occasional pipe smoker he ended up taking his grandfather's pipe rack along with all 8 pipes on it - and brought them with him last night to our meeting just b/c he knew I'd be interested in seeing them.
Of the 8 pipes on the rack were 2 Kaywoodies, 2 Grabows, a leather wrapped Colossus, a couple of no-name random pipes.
All but one of them were obviously heavily smoked, rarely cleaned, and a little nasty.
There were two pipes which stuck out to me as odd-balls, which I snapped photos of to share with you guys.
First, the "big dipper". The bowl on this pipe was just a little bigger than a golf ball. Yes, that is electrical tape.
The second odd ball, was the only unsmoked pipe on the rack...
I'm almost 100% sure that it is made of concrete. It's small, I could barely get my pinky finger in the bowl.
We couldn't figure out any way to get the stem off without breaking it.
I thought they were odd... Maybe someone has seen one like them before?
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Location: Athens Alabama
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Registration date: 2010-11-06
|Subject: Re: Some oddities Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:41 pm|| |
Interesting Eli, thanks for sharing. The only thing more useful than electrical tape, is duct tape.
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Location: Fairhope, Al
Pipe: Growley Ramses
Registration date: 2012-04-10
|Subject: Re: Some oddities Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:43 am|| |
That's officially the first concrete pipe I've ever seen. If you had one of those that was of any real size, you'd chomp'ers like this to clench:
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Pipe: London, Dublin, Pesaro & Sasquatchewan
Registration date: 2007-12-10
Number of posts: 466
Location: Birmingham, AL
Tobacco: No more opening tins until I finish what has been opened.
Registration date: 2011-08-19
|Subject: Re: Some oddities Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:24 am|| |
The cannon ball pipe is nicely unique. Does the draft hole come out on the side of the chamber?
It would be nice to see if a "pipe engineer" could make this design smoke properly.
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Location: DFW Metroplex, Texas
Tobacco: McClellands Oriental#14, Virginia Woods, Blackwoods Flake, FM #2000 Flake. Duhill Royal Yacht, London Mixture and Flake. Peretii's Royal Blend
Pipe: Savanelli's, pre - 1980's Dunhills, Pre and Lane era Charatans as well as various GBD's,BBB's, and Edward's and S&R pipes.
Registration date: 2012-01-15
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Location: Reno, NV
Tobacco: SG-KP/SL/BBF, R-HOTW, MacB-VA#1/NF/ODF, GLP-Emb/US/JKP/SXT/Nav, D-EMP/NC, C&D-BB, JP-SF/OD, S-660, WTF, BBQ -- hissing at Old Lady Lakeland; Cajun Hater.
Pipe: Slightly bent bulldogs, classy Rhodesians, venerable cobs, pithy pokers, curvy blowfish, sleek Canadians, and almost anything bizarre.
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