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SpeedyPete



Age : 73
Location : Cape Town
Registration date : 2011-01-28

PostSubject: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:15 am

While on a short vacation I visited a jeweler who used to sell pipes. I found a NOS Falcon which looks a bit different from the ones I've got. The sump is a bit deeper, it's stamped AN 11 at the bottom of the sump and on the outer bottom of the bowl it's stamped FALCON with a falcon's head. The bit is of the dental kind. Beautiful honey coloured bowl.

I've paid $50 for it and it's an excellent smoker, right from the start. Super light weight and it needed no break in.

Any of the brothers can help me to determine when this pipe was made?

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mgtarheel

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Age : 66
Location : The Tarheel State
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PostSubject: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:22 am

Pictures, please
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:29 am

mgtarheel wrote:
Pictures, please

It looks like any other Falcon. The stampings on the bowl has been marred by smoking the pipe and the AN 11 sits deep inside a "dimple" on the bottom of the sump. Can't be photographed with my cheap camera Embarassed

The overall finish of the pipe is much neater than on my newer Falcons. The stem/bit is a wee bit longer than usual.

None of this will show up on a photograph, I'm afraid.
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Cartaphilus

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Age : 63
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:48 pm

Maybe this will help ya a little, not much else out there about them.

Falcon Pipes
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allyby

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Location : Scotland
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PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:43 pm

Same shape as this one I think, this is my one!

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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:50 pm

allyby wrote:
Same shape as this one I think, this is my one!


Yes, except that mine is ordinary aliminium
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alsmith52

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Location : Deming, NM
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PostSubject: falcon pipes   Sun May 31, 2015 10:15 pm

My name is Al and I just got registered. there is a site called smokingmetal run by Tony Pringle that has quite a history of Falcons, Kirstens, and any other metal pipe. He has a chronology of falcon pipes, from the patent and original manufacture in the US to the present. There are lots of pics too. Al
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:28 am

Hmm Al Smith & Al Jones - you can never have too many Al's, even with alias-sounding names!
(welcome!)

The only way to really date a Falcon, to my knowledge, is by the COM mark . "Falcon" only stamp and no "Made In England" stamp on the bowl base, and it was made before 1968 (in the US). I think that is as definite is it gets.
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: New Falcon   Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:32 am

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