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IDing a Mark on Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Brad Cogar, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. Brad Cogar

    Brad Cogar Member

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    Hey all, I just found this pretty cool pipe hidden at work. There appears to be a maker's mark on it that looks sort of like a "Y". I haven't been able to track down what it means. Maybe someone can ID this thing for me?

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  2. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    That is a cool freehand. Any other markings on it? If not, my best guess is that it was carved by an individual hobbyist, not by a major manufacturer. Got any more pics? :)
     
  3. Brad Cogar

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    That is the only mark I could find. I've definitely got more pics. Check it out:
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    Angled top view -- You can see there are bumps around the bowl and on top of the hand piece.
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    This guy is 6 1/2'' long and has a nice weight to it (not heavy or anything, but solid, like you have got a nice pipe in hand)

    Here is a direct top view:
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  4. Stonewall

    Stonewall Active Member

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    That is one helluva nice pipe! You just found it hidden at your workplace?
     
  5. Preacher1611

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    That is a nice pipe! You found it hidden at work!?!?
     
  6. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    What business do I have to get into in order to find pipes hidden around my office? I can only think of "tobacconist" and "aide to the mayor of Washington, DC."
     
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  7. Beefcube

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    Thats a big makers mark if it is one.
    Did anybody think that the Y might be a flaw cover up ?
     
  8. Brad Cogar

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    Yeah, what can I say -- I was moving a shelf around and there it was, sitting on the edge of the desk. I immediately grabbed it up. This actually isn't too uncommon in my line of work. I write descriptions for a consignment shop. We always have all sorts of interesting, weird, and cool things lying around. I am particularly fond of pipes -- I knew nothing about them until we got in a large lot of unsmoked meerschaums a while back. I've been a pipe smoker since. When I saw this one, it made my day. We are going to probably have to sell it though.
     
  9. Brad Cogar

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    Beefcube -- you know, it could be a flaw that was made into that shape, but I don't know how to tell.
     
  10. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Randy Wiley used to do that with his lower-graded pipes, but he always signed his.

    I'm gonna go with Kiowa on this. Probably a hobbyists work... which doesn't make it a bad pipe. I have and have had several that were made by a hobbyist that were very nice pipes, and this looks to be another. :th1:
     
  11. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    To you? :)
     
  12. Mington

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    It's the mark of the devil, so you better send it to me since I am already going to He!!.
    JK!
    No idea, but it looks like an awesome pipe.
    Luck!
    Enjoy!
     
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