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Falcon mouth pieces.

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by WillH, Sep 18, 2010.

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  1. WillH

    WillH Active Member

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    Saw an old Falon pipe stem for sale in a local junk shop (antique store). The pipe needs a the plastic mouth piece other wise it not to bad. Doesn't have a bowl either!


    Will
     
  2. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    When I'm on Spanish territory I love going to the Flea Markets which are popular and can be very large = enough to take a whole morning to go round. They sell things like that and bits of old machinery that you'd need to have the original instruction book to know what the bit was in the first place!

    That Falcon would have went down big there!

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  3. jmiket91

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    Is the falcon mouthpiece something you can buy separately? It might be a nice way to get a cheap falcon.
     
  4. WillH

    WillH Active Member

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    Hummmm..... let me see here....so you're saying I need to go to a Spanish Flea market to get a mouth piece? Sorry, my globe trotting days are history.

    I did some hunting around and discovered that the mouth piece and stem are a single unit. Apprantly they glue the two pieces together. Guess in this case the glue didn't hold?

    Will
     
  5. Falconeer

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    Hi Will

    Yes on the normal Falcons ( but not the International Series ) they are sealed together and the instructions say you invalidate the guarantee if you try to remove the mouthpiece.

    Until this morning I had never ever seen a Falcon mouthpiece on sale separately - but on Ebay UK today there was one for £4.50 new, and it was for a standard Falcon.

    I don't kmow how they seal them together - glue/ heat??

    Best

    gerry
     
  6. WillH

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    I kinda like the stem - it's one of those twisted deals! The price was right - the shop owner was gonna just give me the thing. I said not until I could find a mouth piece - I know bowls are easy to buy!

    Anyhoo, does Falcon have a factory somewhere and a way of making contact? I would drop them a line if there was a email address or physical address. I heard they had move off to Dublin??

    Will
     
  7. Dondi

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    Will, here's the contact details
    http://www.mertonandfalcon.co.uk/contact.htm
     
  8. Philthy

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    Let us know if you find separate mouthpieces strongirish. I could use a couple myself. The two I still have are a bit chewed up.
     
  9. phinz

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    I found some replacement mouthpieces on a website one time, but stupid me didn't bookmark it and I haven't been able to find the web site since. :crybaby:
     
  10. Falconeer

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    Hi All

    The one I saw this morning was on Ebay UK under tobacciana - I just used ebay's search and asked for Falcon Pipes.

    Will the adress Dondi's given you is right - from what I hear the new owners are trying to take the brand a little up market, even producing "Pipe of the Year" sets. It could well be worth asking them if they'd fit a mouthpiece for you; if the stem you've found is a "special" they might do it,

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  11. Tas Gunsmith

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    I ve had falcons that came apart. I don't think there is any glue, they are just a very tight fit. I think the problem with removing the mouthpiece is due to the possible damage to the smoke tube, it's very thin and enters the mouthpiece.
    New mouthpieces are available, I have seen them on the net.

    PS you could also have a mouthpiece made. It would still make a cheap pipe.
     
  12. phinz

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  13. WillH

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    Dondi,

    You are a gentleman and scholar! I appreciate your help very much. Yes indeed. Shucks you saved me a trip to the Spanish flea market - that's worth a lot! :thumbsu:

    Email is sent and I will share the results.

    Will
     
  14. Dondi

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    Glad to have helped. Hoping all ends well!
     
  15. WillH

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    Well, is been a few days now (4) and I've heard nothing from Falcon? Must be extremely busy! :whistle: I assume from the silence that they're only interest in selling a few pipes and not too concerned about after the sale business.

    Will
     
  16. Unforgivin

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    This is a bit off course and I haven't really looked into it much, but can you buy a Falcon ready to smoke? If so are they real expensive and are most of the bowls and such interchangable?

    When I was a kid the damn things were popping up like rabbits everywhere. Now the only place I see or hear of them is online. :dunno:
     
  17. WillH

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    Sure you can buy a new one, but that's not the point of this thread.

    A shop owner was donna give me a nice twisted Falcon shank - can't buy those now cuz them don't make them any more - I liked it! Problem is it's old and is missing a the plastic stem/mouth piece.

    No! They are not very expensive as pipes go!

    But, if they are intended to be a throw away pipe just because if need a mouth piece? - bummer

    A $64.00 thrown away pipe kinda goes against my penny pinching nature. Hell, that's 6 tins of good tobacco!

    Will
     
  18. Unforgivin

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    Understood. It was a passing thought because I'd never seen what you may call a "basic" falcon for sale all ready to go...if that makes any sense. I sometimes have a hard time turning the thoughts in my head into words anyone can understand.

    Hope you're able to find a good solution.
     
  19. rusty

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    Hi Mike, new ones are all ready to go. I do think its a design flaw, if thats the word, to not have removeable mouthpieces. I actually took mine off not realising I shouldnt have, and its fine. Just replaced the mouthpiece while supporting the twisty tube in the middle to stop any distortion. Now Ill bet they didnt have this problem with Alco's ?
     
  20. WillH

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    Seems to me it's a little known or disclosed flaw. Heck you can get mouth pieces for Kirsten pipes (http://www.kirstenpipe.com/page_pricelist.shtml ) and Corn Cob pipes ( http://www.corncobpipe.com/home.php?cat=278) !

    Will
     
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