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Middelton Pipes?

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by cmw00, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. cmw00

    cmw00 Member

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    Anybody have much to say about them one way or another? Specifically the "Hand Tooled" line? A google search turns up one almost useless thread in the first few pages. All it's hits are about tobacco, not pipes.
     
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    They were pipes that were sold from couponsthat came in the tobacco tins. They are hit and miss. They contracted them out to a bunch of different pipemakers, some were quite nice and some were just so so.
     
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    I had a middleton " hand tooled " bulldog a few years ago and it was a pretty good standard pipe . John Middleton had a shop in philly for a long time . I've never had one of the old pipes and I can't recall ever seeing one . Here's their site . They have info on the history of the company ... http://www.johnmiddletonco.com/en/cms/Home/default.aspx
     
  4. cmw00

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    The one I looked at is very nice looking and in excellent condition, not sure if I want to drop $20 on it or not though.
     
  5. cmw00

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    Thats what I was looking at a bulldog. Fairly nice looking pipe and appeared to be in excellent condition.
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Mine had a reddish stain and the fit and finish was well done . I liked the size of it for an all around pipe [ walk , sit ,drive etc ]
     
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    The Silvay line of Middleton pipes seemed to be the most prolific, and were sold in their store. There were other lines apparently which were coupon + cash sales. All in all, they were about as good as a Weber, with a smallish bowl for the most part. They weren't any worse than most other American pipes of the 1940s-50s.
     
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