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Following Sir Walt!

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Old Ted

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The postman knocked this morning - with a reinforced card tube around 16" long, from John at Bewdley Pottery, carefully tipping out all the little pellets revealed my latest pipe!:banana:
Well, three bowls of Best Brown Flake later - I'm 'over the moon'!, sitting in my back yard, having the best smoke for a long time - bar none!
Now, I just need to be extra careful with this baby, while I'm emulating Sir Walter!:th1:
 

MakDragon

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That's a nice looking old style tavern pipe! :th1:
I just recently learned why they call them Tavern pipes! I am sure you all know, but for those that dont, they were pipes available in the taverns for the people to smoke when they didnt have a pipe. When they were finished, all they had to do was break off the part of the pipe that was used and it was ready for the next smoker.
 

Old Ted

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That's a nice clay, Ted! Enjoy!
Is the red bit some kind of mouth piece and/or replaceable?:bing:
It's some kind of coating they put on to stop soft skin (lips) sticking to the clay when damp.....at least that's what I assume!, I actually had my lip bleed a little once - when it stuck to new, bare clay.
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yinyang

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A plain plywood background? Really? I've come to expect more from your snaps, OT. :( Nice pipe, though! (Even if you are just over compensating somehow...) :)
 

shadow

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Thanks for your replies, guys!
I read somewhere that a drop of olive oil can prevent sticking as well. Still: The coating is a good idea!:bing:
 

Old Ted

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A plain plywood background? Really? I've come to expect more from your snaps, OT. :( Nice pipe, though! (Even if you are just over compensating somehow...) :)
well, I like to take my pics outside using natural light (hate flash!) and that plywood does make things stand out a bit better than the pics we often see - of a blurred, out of focus pipe on someones old sofa and all washed out by too much direct-flash!....over compensating...indeed! that does it - I'm going to bed with my churchwarden to watch TV! :mad:
 

Elwin

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Great pipe, OT!


Umm, not to be a stick in the mud, but those stories about breaking off the end of the clay stem for hygienic sake seem to be just that - a story.
There's a great article written for Colonial Williamsburg called "Hunting for the Little Ladle" that pretty much dispels that idea starting in the second paragraph.
And it's just a great little article if you're interested in clay pipes in general.

http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/winter03-04/pipes.cfm
 
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Great pipe, OT!


Umm, not to be a stick in the mud, but those stories about breaking off the end of the clay stem for hygienic sake seem to be just that - a story.
There's a great article written for Colonial Williamsburg called "Hunting for the Little Ladle" that pretty much dispels that idea starting in the second paragraph.
And it's just a great little article if you're interested in clay pipes in general.

http://www.history.org/foundation/journal/winter03-04/pipes.cfm
Thanks for the link, I stand corrected and informed now, great article! :th1:
 
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