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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:46 pm

I just finished this one for forum member "Dutch". It is his first pre-Republic Peterson. All of the details are in this Reborn Pipes blog entry:

https://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/?p=32165&preview=true

Is my date assessment correct?


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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:55 pm

Turned out very nice indeed Al. No doubt Chris will be well pleased.

Cool 


Cheers,

RR
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:39 pm

Looks almost brand new!! Another beautiful resto job guy!! And just think, that pipe probably has 170 yo briar ! Ought to smoke like a dream !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:06 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Looks almost brand new!! Another beautiful resto job guy!! And just think, that pipe probably has 170 yo briar ! Ought to smoke like a dream !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Well, she's picked up a few dings in the past 75 years (or so), but I like a little patina on my pipes, they were earned!
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:19 pm

WoW ! You did another impeccable restoration Al! This little pipe is going to be fantastic for smoking flakes. cheers cheers cheers

Do you happen to have a gram scale where you could weigh her? The seller didn't have the weight posted on the listing, but I am certain she is below 50 grams.
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:10 pm

Dutch wrote:
WoW ! You did another impeccable restoration Al! This little pipe is going to be fantastic for smoking flakes.  cheers  cheers  cheers

Do you happen to have a gram scale where you could weigh her? The seller didn't have the weight posted on the listing, but I am certain she is below 50 grams.

Yep, I forgot to include that, a delightful 29 grams, with a decent style bowl. I do see it as a great flake pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:33 am

Congrats to Al on a superb yet sensitive restoration, and to Chris on a fine acquisition. Lovely old pipe.

M.
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:14 am

Nice panelled jobber and a great restoration. Nicely done both!
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:04 pm

It is enroute back to Chris. A member of the PipesMagazine forums added some interesting comments to a thread on that forum. I found them so helpful, I updated the blog entry. His comments were:

First, we know that Eire came into being in late 1937 so we can assume that as a starting point. Peterson tends to use old stampings, sometimes much later than we expect – Eire and other odd stampings possibly through 1948 from what I have seen, so that gives you a range of 1937 – 1948. The “P” in Peterson is the old fork style, so still good on that count. Here is where it get’s interesting – The “Peterson Dublin” (with no “of”) and the single “K” in non-serif font to me points to an early Eire pipe. Add to that the odd COM stamp. You would expect to see an Eire pipe COM in circle format with “made” on top, “in” in the center and “Eire” at the bottom of the circle. A very odd COM stamp indeed – can’t say that I have ever seen this before. I am guessing here, but it is possible that they just did not have the circle stamps ready if this was early production – That would narrow it to late 1937 – 1938 in my mind. The stem in this era would have had the “P” stamp, not the “K” stamp – the K stamp I believe came into use with the “A Peterson Product” pipes in the 1960’s. The 1960’s pipes also got the “‘K’-Briar” stamp, not just the “K”. wrote:
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:02 am

Great job Al!!!

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:04 pm

riff raff wrote:
It is enroute back to Chris.  A member of the PipesMagazine forums added some interesting comments to a thread on that forum. I found them so helpful, I updated the blog entry.  His comments were:


Very interesting Al. Someone knows their pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: Pre-Republic K-Briar Restoration   Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:40 pm

Stick wrote:
riff raff wrote:
It is enroute back to Chris.  A member of the PipesMagazine forums added some interesting comments to a thread on that forum. I found them so helpful, I updated the blog entry.  His comments were:


Very interesting Al. Someone knows their pipes.

Yep a fairly new member, I thanked him for the input.
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