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Rebuilding a Vintage Stem on a Pre-Transition Barling 1372

Back in early September of this year, I picked up a cased pair of pipes at a local antique sale. The first pipe found inside the nicely fitted case (marked "Special" over Barling's" over "London Make") was a Peterson Kapmeer 24S, about which I wrote in November.  Today's post will look at the work done… Continue reading Rebuilding a Vintage Stem on a Pre-Transition Barling 1372

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Fitting a New Stem to a Striking Bertram 105 Pot

Most often when I am sent a pipe to work on there are physical issues to deal with - a damaged stem, cracked shank, heat fissures, etc. This Bertram pipe is one of the exceptions to this rule. This time I was asked to make changes to the pipe to better suit the preferences of… Continue reading Fitting a New Stem to a Striking Bertram 105 Pot

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Repair and Rustication of a No-Name Algerian Briar Bent Bulldog

I picked up this Bent Bulldog as part of a random lot of estate pipes quite some time ago. I dug it out of the box after Christmas, and have been working on it in between other jobs for the last several weeks. The pipe was in a certain amount of distress when it came… Continue reading Repair and Rustication of a No-Name Algerian Briar Bent Bulldog