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

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

    Ok some wick pics







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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_MPA View Post
    And they might need reamed while you are polishing and cleaning them up.
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    Those look like they'll clean up very nicely, and those gourd calabashes are not always easy to find in good shape. Nice haul.
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    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!
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    Sweet haul, man, just don't let the daleks smoke out of them.

    Good luck with the restoration!
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    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.

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    nice haul

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    Nice, those gourd Calabashes are great smokers, good score!
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    Is that a Dalek in your photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayhem View Post
    Is that a Dalek in your photo?
    It's got to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haiku44 View Post
    It's got to be.
    Agreed. Witness the sonic screwdriver also present, which would make for a great pipe lighter is one could just get the settings correct.
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    I spy Space Battleship Yamato as well.
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    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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