Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

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Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by Goose55 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:04 pm

Anyone have an idea what brand/ make this pipe is? It's an Ebay estate I'm interested in and as of yet have no other info.

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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by SlowToke » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 pm

Do you have a pic of the entire pipe?
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by Rusty » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:30 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 pm
Do you have a pic of the entire pipe?
Yes, it's hard to tell from the snippet provided. The shape itself is important info. Is that a screw mount stem?
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by Goose55 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:57 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Is that a screw mount stem?
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:37 am

It says o. Definitely.
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:40 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:37 am
It says o. Definitely.
I'll second that.
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:52 am

Rusty wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:30 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:20 pm
Do you have a pic of the entire pipe?
Yes, it's hard to tell from the snippet provided. The shape itself is important info. Is that a screw mount stem?
You might send the auction URL. I promise not to bid.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique ... 7675.l2557
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by SlowToke » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:04 pm

From the pictures we can, at least, narrow down the search. Judging by the flaws in the briar and premold vulcanite stem, it's likely a drugstore, low-end, second and/or basket pipe. It appears to be a filter pipe that takes the round tube-style filters. I'm guessing it's a second because it's a very nice shape and a fair amount of care appears to have been taken in shaping the bowl. Looks like a factory worked the bowl close to finish then tossed it in the seconds pile when they hit the flaws. The stummel shape looks Italian to me but the stem is vulcanite. Italians mostly use acrylic. I don't know how long the Italians have been mostly using acrylic though. If it's a second, I wouldn't think it would matter since the bowl could have been sold to any number of companies/outfits who likely stuck a premold stem on it and finished it out. Just a few thoughts that come to mind. Other than that, I'm stumped.
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Re: Mystery Pipe. What's the Worn Out Nomenclature Say?

Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:47 am

Blowing up the picture shows an "A" (under cat ears) followed by a "V" which could be Cavalier, but I'm not seeing the second "A" so...
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