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Ever seen one of these?

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  1. N3M0

    N3M0 Active Member

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    On the left side (if looking at it head on) it's stamped "Made in Germany"
    The front has "Heidelberg" carved in it
    The right side is engraved "Bruyere"
     
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  2. Professor

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    Nope- did you catch it on the bay?
     
  3. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    I have one nearly identical to that. Got it at a garage sale 20 years ago. Never smoked it but somebody had before that. Maybe I should clean it up... Its kinda different. Metal bowl and a horn stem...
     
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    I got mine from an antique shop 10 years ago for 5$. Forgot i had it until i found it this morning
     
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    I haven't smoked mine either, I do agree that the metal bowl and horn stem make it quite different. Perhaps I will attempt to restore this one. Anyone happen to know if it's worth anything?
     
  6. TedVig

    TedVig total pipeflake

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    Have you unscrewed the bottom yet? Interesting design.
     
  7. N3M0

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    yes I have, what was that chamber used for? any ideas
     
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    I've seen similar ones but not one quite like that, pretty cool.
     
  9. TedVig

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    I think it's there for condensation.
     
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  10. TedVig

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    Mine says Frankfort. These obviously were souveniers but mine was smoked. I think I'm going to have to clean it up.
     
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    That's cool, so they had the names of the towns you purchased them from back in the day
     
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    Nice hunter's pipe. Been wanting one of those for a while to smoke at Octoberfest.
     
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    Thats really cool - reminiscent of a ceramic wine-pipe, but not quite the same.
     
  14. N3M0

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    Thank you both :)
     
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    I saw a piece of advertising posted here a few weeks back, it had a similar pipe. Most are labeled bruyere garantie, German for guaranteed briar. Some were only meant as a decoration, whereas others work loosely around the calabash effect (from what I have read.) I also read they were made from ~1860-1946, but have heard of others that defy this statement. Mine smokes well, but I tend to fill the gigantic bowl with smokers pride black Cavendish... a little expensive to use another tobacco. Yours looks great, I had to patch the bakelight stem on mine.
     
  16. N3M0

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    :D Well, like I said, I just came across it in a drawer, forgot I had it and have no use for it. I'm putting it up in the trade section if anyone is interested.
     
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    I try to justify my hours of research on google by sharing what I found. I don't mean to step on any toes, or kiss any tush.
     
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    :D I found your information most useful, much appreciated raff! :th1:
     
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    Now if only I could convince my wife the late nights on the computer weren't spent wasting time and ticking her off... :rolleyes:
     
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    I think a lot of us wish the same thing lol
     
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