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Dr. Pierce

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PostSubject: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 am

Hello Everyone.

Does anyone want to speculate about the identity of my grandfather's pipe.
I'm thinking a bent egg or apple (Peterson maybe?). I would like to acquire one like it to honor his memory.

Info on photo: Canada circa 1913.
He's a very young man on the Saskatoon homestead.

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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Tue May 08, 2018 3:19 pm

That's certainly in the Peterson style. Not sure which model though.


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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Tue May 08, 2018 6:35 pm

Petersen and WDC (William Demuth Co.) both made pipes that looked like your granddads. I have a Pete bent apple, a Mark Twain, and a WDC bent billiard that look much like the one in your picture. cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Tue May 08, 2018 9:18 pm

Thanks Bros. Peterson (type) Bent
Any other opinions?
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am

My money's on a Wellington (WDC). Side by side shotgun too! Great photo!
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Sun May 20, 2018 4:46 pm

Looks like a Pete 69 to me. It looks a bit more tapered going up to the rim though.
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Sun May 20, 2018 6:24 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
Looks like a Pete 69 to me. It looks a bit more tapered going up to the rim though.

Could be slight variance in styling from a different era. I'd bet on its being a Pete if the choice was only that or Wellington. Never seen a Wellington without that flare thing on the stem.

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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Mon May 21, 2018 6:52 pm

I was thinking Pete based on the stoutness of the transition and stem, coupled with the beefy band it has. Maybe like the middle guy on this chart. I donít know if they made this line exactly at that time, but the shape may be a classic one for all I know. Also, if he was a homesteader he probably would need to keep that shotgun close once this mrs found out what a straight grain goes for lol.

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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Mon May 28, 2018 7:54 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Never seen a Wellington without that flare thing on the stem.

Good point there. I'd imagine there are many brands/makers that have come and gone over the past 100+ years that we've never even heard of.
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks for the thoughtful replies.

Since Grandfather was 17 years old, before he volunteered to fight in France. I'm thinking that it was either a present from the family or a hand-me-down pipe. A bent egg imho. They didn't have much money in those days.

BTW, He fought at Vimy Ridge, in the CEF. 10k men wiped out in 4 days of fighting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:40 pm

Are you doing a family research project? Learning about your family history can be exciting. After my grandfather died I got a chance to read this book thatís been in the making for quite some time.

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Donít know why the photo is so big...
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PostSubject: Re: help identifing bent briar from an old photo   Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:18 am

Sorry it took so long to respond. I've been away for a few months.

My sister discovered a old CD rom of family photos behind our mom's couch. She sent several photos to me that she though I'd find interesting.
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