Reviving a Roughly Used 1990’s Vintage Brigham Square-Shank 273

Some time ago now, I acquired a box of about a dozen estate pipes in various states of disrepair. Among these wounded soldiers was this interesting square-shanked Brigham pipe. When I brought the pipe to my worktable, I could see that, if it could speak, this Brigham would have had stories to tell. The stem…

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Cleaning up an Interesting 1960’s Brigham 122L Twin-Bore Poker

Before I came across this pipe, the only Poker in my Brigham collection was one that I had inherited from my father. I prefer to view those pipes as keepsakes rather than smokers, so I was happy to come across this Standard grade 1-Dot poker in a lot of pipes I purchased from a local…

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Reclaiming a Hard-Smoked Brigham 4 Dot Prince

I picked this Prince shaped pipe off eBay some time before Christmas. As I recall, the online photos weren’t the best quality but sufficient to show that this pipe had seen some hard use. When I brought it to the worktable, the scars of the past were obvious – the bowl was thickly caked, the…

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