Discussion in 'Metal Smoking Pipes' started by Marc Freeman, Jan 3, 2014.
Looking for a Falcon Bantam,
Anybody got one to sell (somebody must have)
I'd look on the 'bay.
It's where I got
my three. Love 'em!
Oh, you can also
search for an
'Oxford' which is
Besides Oxford, I think the stem codes are FD B5 or FD B7. Here's a shot of my prototype bantam with a bantam bowl.
The size of the pipe conforms to a Bantam but the lack of die stampings was unusual. Through email, Kathy Worth says it may be early Bantam prototype run from the early '60s. The only other pipe she's seen without the die stamping is from the early '40s located at smokingmetal.
Ooh! I'd love to see pics of
Sorry to Marc for the hijack.
I'll get some pics uploaded by the end of the week.
Now back to the original question... Marc, I purchased this pipe through eBay. It wasn't listed as a Bantam. I counted the number of lines on the stem. It came in as 9 or 10. The regular Falcons have 15 or 16. So right away I knew this pipe wasn't a regular falcon. Looking at Falcons on eBay, day in and day out, you'll pick up on the standard length pretty quick. When a Bantam shows up you'll spot it.
I will ask my brother in law about the metal pipes he has in is "Collection". he has several metal ones and I will try to get pictures.
Thanks Guys but you can call off the search.
Just like busses, been looking for months then 2 came along at the same time.
So bought them both !!
Pictures to follow.
We'll want details,
like how much they
cost and what's the
number before the 'B'
Markings are FD 9
Bought for £13.25 including pipe tool. (New Rodgers tool, £9.25)
£15.25 including another pipe tool
Great little smokers
Perfect for that quick winter smoke
The second pipe tool was another Rodgers, not the one in the photo.
Nice pipes! And your Hunter is a tops as well.
Those are a couple
nice Bantams Marc!
With 'coffee break'
bowls no less.