Kaywoodie drinkless dating
A couple of months ago I bought an Ehrilch Canadian on eBay and left it off to the side waiting for the summer temps to drop to be able to work in the garage at my bench. It got a good ream, followed by a good retort before starting on the real work. It took about six times with new ever clear each time to get it to come out clear. Once satisfied that it was clean I then put the stem into an Oxyclean bath to loosen up the oxidization. Next it was time to get into the sanding of the stem to bring it back. The bowl was in good shape.
American Estates: KBB Kaywoodie Drinkless Apple (33) (1924-1933)
In it he describes his work on an old Kaywoodie in one of my favourite shapes — the 13B. Thanks for the contribution Pat. You are doing some great work. I started looking for early Kaywoodies about a year ago when I fell in love with the quality of the briar. This lovely little author was in pretty good shape. The drinkless stinger, with 4 holes, and a two digit shape code with one letter dates it to between and the early s.
There was a sizable tooth mark in the top of the stem, a couple smaller bites out of the bottom of the bit, and a few small dings and dents in the bowl. Other than that, the pipe was in pretty good shape. I then wet a tea towel and set the bowl rim down on the towel for two minutes or so, before using the damp towel to wipe off the rim char and tars. Once that was done, I wet sanded the stem with and grit sandpaper.
Then took the heat gun to the stem to work on those dents. It took a couple attempts, but they both lifted somewhat. Then I took steel wool to the stinger to clean it up. Following the stinger, I elected to do a surface clean of the stummel with acetone and a cotton pad. At this point, it was time to make some judgement calls. There was still some rim darkening, there were a couple very minor dents in the bowl, and that tooth mark was still there even after the heat treatment and there was a little bleaching around the top of the bowl.
This pipe is for me. I elected to leave the tooth mark. I also elected to leave the dents, and do a light tint of the bowl to bring back the colour. The next step was a date with about fifty pipe cleaners and the same number of bristle cleaners liberally dosed with isopropyl alcohol. After a thorough scrub out, I elected to finish the stem, shank and stummel clean with a retort. I do this to create tints. After adding the tint, I used a cotton ball with isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the stummel and even out the tint.
Then the pipe went to the buffer. As always, thanks for looking, and feel free to toss any tips my way. Share this: Twitter Facebook Email Print. Like this: Like Loading Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
The Heidelberg Pipe, Circa 's, Handed down from Kaywoodie President to The early Drinkless Kaywoodies from through had push bit stems. The fact this pipe dates from this period is also confirmed by a push stem. It illustrates a test (Left side) KBB (In clover) Drinkless, Kaywoodie.
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Collector's Guide to Kaywoodie Pipes
Email Us If you're a fan of old Americana, or just vintage pipes in general, check out this antique KBB Kaywoodie. Dating to sometime between and , it's weathered the years quite well, with only some minor rim darkening, and a few light scratches and dings around the bowl marring its condition score. Ask a question about this product. The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.
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In it he describes his work on an old Kaywoodie in one of my favourite shapes — the 13B. Thanks for the contribution Pat. You are doing some great work. I started looking for early Kaywoodies about a year ago when I fell in love with the quality of the briar. This lovely little author was in pretty good shape. The drinkless stinger, with 4 holes, and a two digit shape code with one letter dates it to between and the early s. There was a sizable tooth mark in the top of the stem, a couple smaller bites out of the bottom of the bit, and a few small dings and dents in the bowl. Other than that, the pipe was in pretty good shape. I then wet a tea towel and set the bowl rim down on the towel for two minutes or so, before using the damp towel to wipe off the rim char and tars.
I have kept many of them and others I have passed on to other pipemen and women.
Stokes PhD. Acknowledgements Much of the inspiration for this undertaking came from William R. The credit for the majority of the information used in compiling this guide certainly belongs to Mr.
Collector s Guide to Kaywoodie Pipes
Current Kaywoodie website. This article is under development. Photos and many other resources coming soon. Kaywoodie experts, please dive in! Click the discussion tab above. The following article is on the history of the S. Written By: Bill mentioned that he has a more current revised version of this that will hopefully be coming soon. The history of S. Frank, as it exists today, is a combination of some of the biggest names in pipe making from the early part of the 20th. Sometime before , the Dinwoodie had been discontinued and the Kaywoodie name was beginning to be used on an extensive line of pipes that ultimately would be the name of the company.
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It became a brand of S. Kaywoodie seconds: Bentley US , Devonshire. The cloverleaf logo: Up until the late 40's this logo was used on all of the upper grades pipes. The concomitant use of the plain white cloverleaf and the disk inlaid logo continued untill the early 80's. After that the logo was moved to the side of the stem exceptions exist.
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