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juanmedusa

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PostSubject: Auld Erin pipe   Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:54 pm

I have an Auld Erin pipe I inherited. I've heard they were Peterson seconds. It makes some sense to me as my pipe is in shape 999 which is a dead ringer for the Peterson shape. Anyone else have or know more about these pipes?
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PostSubject: Re: Auld Erin pipe   Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:45 pm

Pipephil.eu attributes Auld Erin to Petersons. I have seen them made in London or Ireland. Some of the stems have a P on the bit, some have nothing on the stem, and some have what looks like a Harp . what stampings does yours have?
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PostSubject: Re: Auld Erin pipe   Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:00 pm

It reads "Auld Erin, Made in Ireland" "999". It had the harp thing as I remember from when I was younger but it's all but gone now, sadly. The original stem is incredibly tight and if I was to ever decide to smoke it that might require some attention. What I recall the last time I had the stem out is that the tenon doesn't come to terminate at a flat face but is rather angled. I don't know if a piece previously broke off or it was finished that way. I'd have to get it back out and take another look maybe even with a loop and a flashlight.
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PostSubject: Re: Auld Erin pipe   Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:33 pm

If it says Made in Ireland, it was made before 1949 (1915-1949). the tight fit is partially just the way they are made back then. I have noticed vintage pipes usually have tighter tenons, just because they were made to closer tolerances than today. If the bit is tight, but it in the freezer for a while before trying to remove the bit. I usually rub a little candle wax on the tenon to make it easier to assemble. Sometimes there is an accumulation of 'gunk' inside the shank which makes it tightUse a qtip soaked in alcohol to rub inside the shank. if it comesout black you have tar build up which you canremove to give a less tight fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Auld Erin pipe   Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:50 pm

When I get a chance I'll follow those directions and take a couple pics during the process.
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PostSubject: Re: Auld Erin pipe   Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:57 pm

Good luck. Al
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