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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

PostSubject: Dad's pipe   Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:02 am

This is the only pipe I have that belonged to my dad. Don't know why he had it as he was an unfiltered Camels man until he switched to Salems later on, and then finally quit cold turkey at age 70 or so; said they got too expensive. The pipe was in his top dresser drawer for as long as I can remember; no idea where he got it or why as I never saw him smoke it. I never smoked it much either but I liked having it in the rack. It's stamped Frank (Wally Frank?) and French Briar. The brass trim is kind of unique I guess.

One day I picked it up and the stem literally disintegrated in my hand; it's been in a box in my desk ever since. I recently set it off to Mike Meyers for a new stem; he says he thinks the original was probably amber. He's trying to get as close as he can to the original look with a Lucite stem. I doubt I'll smoke it much but it will be nice to see it back in the rack.

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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:19 am

Auchts, that's a shame! Amber will do that over time though. Lucite will have the same look to it. Wonderful old piece too. Looks like the stem was threaded into the briar, is that true?
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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
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PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:23 pm

Yep. Sadly the old screw wasn't salvageable so Mike has to make a new one.
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kaitlyn3837

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Registration date : 2013-05-14

PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:39 am

It's a pretty nifty pipe! I'm sorry about the stem... Mike should get it back up and running in no time!
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Fight'n Hampsters

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Location : Kentucky
Registration date : 2011-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:56 am

beautiful pipe!
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daveinlax

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Location : Wisconsin
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:03 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Looks like the stem was threaded into the briar, is that true?
The tenon is probably bone. Shocked
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ftrplt

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Age : 70
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Dad's pipe   Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:03 pm

I have three WDCs (William Demuth) with that brass/gold tone trim. Pipe is probably a century old. With the new stem, I'll bet it'll smoke pretty good...If that is your intention! Good luck!! cheers FTRPLT
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