Was given a bunch of old pipes and a stand....

Discussion in 'The Brown Leaf' started by Bsohne, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Hello all

    My friend gave me all of his late dads pipes and stand. I don't remember brands but some made in Italy , England, France, Israel. There is even a sherlock homes style pipe... The pipe from France , bowl is leather wrapped.

    So can I just dig out te old tobacco and light up? I do not think the pipes were used in years , from the amount of dust that were on them.

    Sorry will post photos later. Any help or suggestions would be great.

    Best regards
  2. jwhite

    jwhite Moderator Emeritus

    I would give them a good clean and polish, and an S/A treatment before loading up. Looking forward to the pictures
  3. Can't wait to see the pictures! Like James said they will benefit quite a bit from some TLC before you start smoking.
  4. And they might need reamed while you are polishing and cleaning them up.
  5. Hi

    Ok some wick pics







  6. jwhite

    jwhite Moderator Emeritus

    Those look like they'll clean up very nicely, and those gourd calabashes are not always easy to find in good shape. Nice haul.
  7. The few I see inside the bowls look great. Definitely a good cleaning and you will be in your way. It amazes me how many people in yesteryear liked straight billiard pipes. It was everyone!
  8. Sweet haul, man, just don't let the daleks smoke out of them.

    Good luck with the restoration!
  9. I too recently inherited a collection (my father's), and found that simply wiping the down with a wet rag inside and out, rinsing and using a pipe cleaner in the stem, and burning the inside of the bowl with a match had them primed and ready to go.
  10. nice haul
  11. Nice, those gourd Calabashes are great smokers, good score!
  12. Is that a Dalek in your photo?
  13. It's got to be.
  14. Agreed. Witness the sonic screwdriver also present, which would make for a great pipe lighter is one could just get the settings correct.
  15. xillion

    xillion Contributor

  16. I say retrofit the Yamato with some butane, and light your pipes with the wave motion gun! Nice looking collection (pipes and sci-fi loot!).

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