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Who made this pipe?

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:37 pm

I would put this in "Latest Pipe Purchase," but I need help again. We went to the flea market today and I picked up this pipe.
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Somebody has nearly buffed the lettering right off the thing, however.

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I took a piece of paper to it and tried rubbing a pencil to pick up the lettering, but that didn't work. So I also played with the contrast and such a bit trying to get the letters to pop a bit:

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I then went to Pipepedia's list of pipe brands and tried a search in the page for lettering sequences such as "AIc," "AHc," "AHCOR," etc. but was striking out. I figured one of you fine gents will likely have the answer.

I also picked up a rack/humidor
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And it came with a surprise - some nice tobacco! I figure it's about 20 years old ... shall we re-hydrate it?
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A few other goodies too. A tamper, humidity disc, and this old package of things called philtpads. Has anybody heard of Philtpads before? Should I use them?
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by Rusty » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:09 pm

Do you ever search on CPS for terms like Philtpads? You should try it. You'll discover an entire world that you didn't know existed. Can you imagine being able replay any discussion? Truly. Try it and then never mention it again.

It might be a 3rd party brand. And it might be that nobody recognizes it. That is the usual case. I want you to imagine that there were a lot of factory pipe makers. About 3% of all they made were 'firsts' that wore their brand. 97% of all they made were seconds and worse. The seconds might have a brand of their own. All the rest 'downstream' are looking for a home. So there are mountains of roughly finished pipes that are looking for a market. Some of them end up in baskets with no brand. Some end up as store brands. But THERE are mountains of them. And there was no estate market at all. Many tobacconists had oak barrels filled with partially finished pipes. Thousands of them. And every department store had a pretty good tobacco department.

I'm surprised that you're not finding more Brighams because they dominated the market in Canada.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:43 pm

"Philtpads? Philtpads?? Arrrrgggggh." Cue sounds of homicidal rampage.

Think " Reinemachefrau."
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Post by ReverendThom » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:07 pm

hugodrax wrote:"Philtpads? Philtpads?? Arrrrgggggh." Cue sounds of homicidal rampage.

Think " Reinemachefrau."
Sorry, I couldn't resist. I laughed hysterically when I got home and found those laying in the bottom.
Rusty wrote:Do you ever search on CPS for terms like Philtpads? You should try it. You'll discover an entire world that you didn't know existed. Can you imagine being able replay any discussion? Truly. Try it and then never mention it again.

It might be a 3rd party brand. And it might be that nobody recognizes it. That is the usual case. I want you to imagine that there were a lot of factory pipe makers. About 3% of all they made were 'firsts' that wore their brand. 97% of all they made were seconds and worse. The seconds might have a brand of their own. All the rest 'downstream' are looking for a home. So there are mountains of roughly finished pipes that are looking for a market. Some of them end up in baskets with no brand. Some end up as store brands. But THERE are mountains of them. And there was no estate market at all. Many tobacconists had oak barrels filled with partially finished pipes. Thousands of them. And every department store had a pretty good tobacco department.

I'm surprised that you're not finding more Brighams because they dominated the market in Canada.
Ah, that makes sense.

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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by SlowToke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:53 am

The stamping appears to say 'basket pipe' to me.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by ReverendThom » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:59 am

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:53 am
The stamping appears to say 'basket pipe' to me.
Well, this has been a quick end to what I thought would be some fun detective work. lol
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:01 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:43 pm
"Philtpads? Philtpads?? Arrrrgggggh." Cue sounds of homicidal rampage.

Think " Reinemachefrau."
Philtpads, oh Lord.

Could stamp say "Air Cure?"

I have a very similar pipe rack.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by SlowToke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:55 am

What's the story with Philtpads? Never heard of them.

Looks like JudgeRusty nailed it to me. Never heard of Air Cure pipes. Google doesn't appear to know anything about them either. Probably some obscure third or fourth.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:07 am

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:55 am
What's the story with Philtpads? Never heard of them.

Looks like JudgeRusty nailed it to me. Never heard of Air Cure pipes. Google doesn't appear to know anything about them either. Probably some obscure third or fourth.
You could always search the forums. Goose used to be their number one fan.

They're the old meerschaum coloring buttons, repurposed as a way to stop wet heel. Like Keystones.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by SlowToke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 am

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:07 am
You could always search the forums.
I could but I don't want to know THAT bad. :lol:
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:41 am

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 am
hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:07 am
You could always search the forums.
I could but I don't want to know THAT bad. :lol:
Lol. That's why I just went ahead and told you, too. :P
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by ReverendThom » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:55 pm

Well, I gave it an oxi clean soak, and buffed it up, and will now smoke a bowl of trout stream in my new basket pipe lol. ImageImage

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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:36 pm

Nothing the matter with a basket pipe. Stick the philtpads in the bottom of a Meerschaum.
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:40 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:55 pm
Well, I gave it an oxi clean soak, and buffed it up, and will now smoke a bowl of trout stream in my new basket pipe lol. ImageImage

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Hard to screw up a bowl of trout stream (one of few aromatics I enjoy and my next purchase).
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Re: Who made this pipe?

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:43 am

Pipe turned out good! A couple of my favorite pipes are store branded and basket pipes.
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