Bookends! A Pair of 1970’s Brigham Norseman Pipes

Old friends, Sat on their park bench Like bookends. – Simon & Garfunkel, Old Friends Even a casual glance through the posts here at DadsPipes will quickly identify me as the vintage Brigham pipe fan that I am. I blame it on my father, who is, of course, not here to defend himself and therefore a safe target. His pipe collection, much of which now … Continue reading Bookends! A Pair of 1970’s Brigham Norseman Pipes

A Birthday Pipe and a Pirate Curse

“Step up, lad,” cried Silver. “I won’t eat you. Hand it over, lubber. I know the rules, I do; I won’t hurt a depytation.” Thus encouraged, the buccaneer stepped forth more briskly, and having passed something to Silver, from hand to hand, slipped yet more smartly back again to his companions. The sea-cook looked at what had been given him. “The black spot! I thought … Continue reading A Birthday Pipe and a Pirate Curse

A Pipe Smoker’s Friend – The Mason Jar

ma·son jar noun noun: Mason jar; plural noun: Mason jars; noun: mason jar; plural noun: mason jars a wide-mouthed glass jar with an airtight screw top, used for preserving fruit and vegetables. Origin: late 19th century; invented in 1858 by John Landis Mason (died 1902), US inventor. If you’ve been smoking a pipe for any length of time, chances are […] via A Pipe Smoker’s Friend … Continue reading A Pipe Smoker’s Friend – The Mason Jar

A Bit of TLC for a Stanwell Brazilia 19

Regular DadsPipes readers will not be surprised by now to find out that the Stanwell Shape 19 is yet another Sixten Ivarsson design, and a classic shape in Stanwell’s catalog. Bas Stevens, in his list of Stanwell shape numbers, characterizes the design rather drily as “Bent, triangular bowl, saddle mouthpiece” – a bland description that doesn’t, in my opinion, do the pipe justice. As you … Continue reading A Bit of TLC for a Stanwell Brazilia 19

Another nice find at the ‘Hole in the Wall’ – Jeantet Fleuron 70-7

Originally posted on rebornpipes:
Blog by Dal Stanton The Jeantet Fleuron before me was mentioned when I posted the restoration of a beautiful BBB Banker Bent Volcano.  I found both pipes last April, during a visit to ‘The Hole in the Wall’ antique store near the Zhenski Pazar (Women’s Market) in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria.  In order to achieve a better bargain for the BBB Banker… Continue reading Another nice find at the ‘Hole in the Wall’ – Jeantet Fleuron 70-7

The Thrill of the Hunt and a Bakelite Learning Curve with a 1920’s Grundel Special Canadian

I recently attended a large, semiannual antiques and vintage items sale about an hour away from home. It was one of those outdoor, rain or shine, events and so of course it rained the entire time I was there. Despite a golf umbrella, raincoat and waterproof hiking boots, I was wet to the skin within a few minutes. In any other situation I may have … Continue reading The Thrill of the Hunt and a Bakelite Learning Curve with a 1920’s Grundel Special Canadian

Cleanup of a Savinelli Nonpareil Smooth 9904 Bent Dublin

When I first pulled this pipe from my refurb box, I thought I was looking at another Danish design. It was only after taking a closer look that I realized it was, in fact, an Italian pipe, a Savinelli Nonpareil 9904, which Savinelli describes as a Bent Dublin. The pipe is stamped “Savinelli” over “Nonpareil” onflickr the left shank, and “9904” over “Italy”, along with … Continue reading Cleanup of a Savinelli Nonpareil Smooth 9904 Bent Dublin