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College class pipe?

Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by IrvEsters, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. IrvEsters

    IrvEsters Member

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    A pipe I bought has an inlaid silver Y with 19 on one side and 10 on he other. There is an L in the fork of the Y - does anyone know if pipes were made in honor of a graduating class - my hunch is mine might be "Yale Law, 1910" the font is right but I cannot be conclusive, even on brand - it does have the words best make on the shank so maybe a BBB? Suggestions or clues welcome!
     
  2. briarhoff

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    Post a pic.
     
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  6. IrvEsters

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    OK - the previous 3 pics are of my new-to-me mystery pipe - advice appreciated.
     
  7. briarhoff

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    That does have a Yale look to it. Real interesting. I hope you learn the history of it. I got nuthin.
     
  8. IrvEsters

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    Any idea where to start? Pipephil has nothing similar - the silver inlay is also stamped on the shank so I thought it might be an anniversary commemorative or something - I have stomped a hole through google to no avail and am at a dead end.
     
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    I found this, maybe they had briars back then?

    So when I saw people talking about pipe smoking at Yale, and posting pics of smoking jackets in the Yale threads on this board, I thought it was really ridiculous.

    Then, at graduation yesterday, every Yale College graduate was given a clay pipe and a small packet of tobacco. The tradition of giving pipes and tobacco to the students apparently dates back over 140 years.

    Some friends and I smoked the pipes this evening, and afterwards we all smashed the pipes, also in accordance with tradition to symbolize the end of an age.


    Or perhaps a graduation gift for one special family member?
     
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    You might try the Yale library web site. A librarian might be able to answer your question, or at least point you in the right direction.

    http://ask.library.yale.edu/
     
  11. Texhealer

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    I'd say your on the right track anyway, I've seen similar pipes for sale described as graduation year collage pipes, I don't know enough to say for sure this one was made for a Yale student but if the font is the same I'd say its a pretty safe bet.

    " best make" is ringing a bell in my head but my memory is a little like Swiss cheese, and I can't recall anymore at the moment.

    Hopefully someone that knows more will check in.
     
  12. IrvEsters

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    Also just found this one - it's a Dr.Hardy but I couldn't locate info on the date the number is 8306

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  13. IrvEsters

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    Thanks for the info - "Best Make" was or is a line of BBB pipes but I haven't seen any BBB without their logo
     
  14. IrvEsters

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    Thanks - great idea!
     
  15. IrvEsters

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    I saw that reference as well - that's what got me thinking about it commemorating a class - the Y is in the same font as Yale - I also came across a "C" in silver inlay on a pipe on eBay which provided support for my hunch. Thanks for your help!
     
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  16. Thuber88

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    I might guess the L is for law, would be nice if it had the owners name on it someplace, and is that collar silver?
     
  17. IrvEsters

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    It is stamped "sterling" but no number or additional info - is that meaningful in any way? I really don't know a lot about what I'm looking for or at!
     
  18. Thuber88

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    Well the sterling means silver, it will polish up nicely, beyond that we are both guessing here.:)
     
  19. County Mountie

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    I've seen similar college pipes with different block-letter logos on them, I'd say you've got a piece of college memorabilia for sure. There are a few that pop up on eBay and at shows from time to time
     
  20. Thuber88

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    I would think we have at least one Yale'y out here in the forums that would love to have that pipe.
     
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