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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:55 pm

Just pulled the trigger on a Stanwell 124 revival,,,,next?,,,,a classic 32?????
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:21 pm

There are a couple new Stanwells being sold tommorrow on E-Bay
by Pipestud........a guy could get a nice deal. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:25 pm

mark wrote:
Just pulled the trigger on a Stanwell 124 revival,,,,next?,,,,a classic 32?????
Excellent choices! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:38 am

Was at an antique mall thingy yesterday and found a couple pipes. Nothing interested me, but I did walk away with a question. Don't all original Stanwell stems have some type of logo on the stem? One of these didn't have any marking on it at all. Just black. It didn't look like a replacement. Can anyone help me answer that?
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:57 am

I m thinking about a stanwell ive been watching on ebay. Ive heard good things about them and I dont have one. So im figuring I should do something about the lack of a stanwell in my barn.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:26 pm

This is what im watching
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:44 pm

The cheaper lines have a stamp that can wear off easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:02 pm

plumbernater wrote:

This is what im watching

Nice 32.04 santa
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:45 pm

When it comes to value, for me it's a toss up between Nording and Stanwell.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:00 pm

I managed a pipe and cigar shop in a small college city in the 90s. Outside of true bucket pipes, one of the two pipe brands we stocked was Stanwell. I don't remember the Stanwells being small pipes. They were average sized pipes; nothing that would make you think they were of an unusual size in either direction. So...now to my question(s): Is my memory failing me? Are Stanwells generally smaller pipes? Or are certain shape #s commonly on the smaller size? Or have did they become on the smaller side at some point?

I recently picked up a Tom Eltang 125. I picked it up off eBay, and I have to say I'm confused and disappointed by how petite it is. I checked Smoking Pipes' history, and the two I found were similar in dimensions. I don't want to yet conclude this shape is just on the small side without asking around and gathering more evidence.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:21 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
I managed a pipe and cigar shop in a small college city in the 90s.  Outside of true bucket pipes, one of the two pipe brands we stocked was Stanwell.  I don't remember the Stanwells being small pipes.  They were average sized pipes; nothing that would make you think they were of an unusual size in either direction.  So...now to my question(s):  Is my memory failing me?  Are Stanwells generally smaller pipes?  Or are certain shape #s commonly on the smaller size?  Or have did they become on the smaller side at some point?

I recently picked up a Tom Eltang 125.  I picked it up off eBay, and I have to say I'm confused and disappointed by how petite it is.  I checked Smoking Pipes' history, and the two I found were similar in dimensions. I don't want to yet conclude this shape is just on the small side without asking around and gathering more evidence.

I have a couple of Stanwells, most of them normal size pipes.......group 3 or 4 Dunhill.  I do have  a second (Royal Guard) which is a smallish pipe and which is one of my favourite smokers.  A friend of mine also collects Stanwells and his are "normal" size pipes, too.

Can't speak for the Eltang
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Well, a 5-inch pipe is obviously shorter than a 5.5 or 6 inch pipe, and that shape is only 5 inches, I believe. Stanwell has a lot of 5 inchers, which is a bit small in my book. I tend to buy at least a 5.5 inch length with a 3/4 inch bore, and I always check that regardless of marque. Off the top of my head I'd say many Stanwells do run small, for whatever that's worth. But many Petes are deceptively small, too--for example, the 338. So I always check, unless badly smitten. (I've got a few that I'd prefer to be a tad larger.) Are you concerned that there may be a larger version of the 125 out there somewhere, and that you'd like to have it? I wouldn't think there is.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:18 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Well, a 5-inch pipe is obviously shorter than a 5.5 or 6 inch pipe, and that shape is only 5 inches, I believe. Stanwell has a lot of 5 inchers, which is a bit small in my book. I tend to buy at least a 5.5 inch length with a 3/4 inch bore, and I always check that regardless of marque. Off the top of my head I'd say many Stanwells do run small, for whatever that's worth. But many Petes are deceptively small, too--for example, the 338. So I always check, unless badly smitten. (I've got a few that I'd prefer to be a tad larger.) Are you concerned that there may be a larger version of the 125 out there somewhere, and that you'd like to have it? I wouldn't think there is.
thanks for that feedback. good information. and yes, I would love to find a 6"x2-2.25" version. I'm not interested in anything monstrous.
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PostSubject: Re: Stanwell Pipes   Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Glad this thread was re-opened:

Stanwell makes an excellent crafted pipe for the price. I own 8 and not one has the slightest fill. All are outstanding smokers but most at the 5" mark. Below is a picture of my two favorite Stanwell pipes: the top one is the Royal Guard measuring in at 5 1/4" and the lower is the #95 measuring in at 5 1/2". Both have a beautiful grain made out of well aged briar, which were easy to break in. They both smoke better then some of my pipes costing 4 times more. All of my others measure in at 4 7/8" to 5" exactly. Because of the wide stem on both they're perfect for clenching.
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If you want longer Stanwells look at the 75th Anniversary Series pipes




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