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  1. FlameOn

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    Hi all - new here to the site. I have a new estate pipe but no info on it. It's a straight, smooth, briar wood pipe with Frank-N-Peter impressed on the side. It has a vulcanite stem which I've been cleaning up. The tenon is threaded aluminum (I think). The interesting thing about it is the metal bit that comes out of the tenon and slides into the shank. Any info on this one? thanks!
     


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    P.S. I assume it's a heat sink?
     
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    Sounds interesting, got any pics?
     
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    Pic one has the full pipe.

    Pic two shows the maker's mark.

    Pic three shows the aluminum rod. I assume the beads are for stability and added surface area. I used a bit of bleach on the stem and some must of gotten on the aluminum because it's turning grey in places. I'll give it a vinegar treatment later.

    It was rancid when I got it but it smokes well now.
     
  5. FlameOn

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    Pic Two
     
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    Pic Three of Three
     
  7. t-bear

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    First things first....welcome to the nut house
    ..errrrmmmm...the forum!
    As for your pipe...
    OK...looks to be a standard straight billiard shape, probably what we call a "basket pipe". The name is unfamiliar to me, but let's face it, I don't know EVERYTHING...almost, but not quite...LOL
    That "metal thingie" is called a stinger...it's supposed to act as a condenser, taking the excess moisture from the smoke. Some swear BY them, others swear AT them...I'm in the second camp. Cleaned up and cared for properly, it should prove to be a decent smoker....welcome to the hobby!
     
  8. Pschoppy48

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    I can't be sure, but I think Wally Frank might of had something to do with that pipe.
     
  9. FlameOn

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    Thanks for the warm welcome and info! I don't know if I've got the skills yet to notice any difference between the 'stinger' pipe and my other, similar one. It's cleaning up nicely though, considering the reeking mess that it was when I picked it up. ($10 at a second hand shop). Any thoughts on a year of origin?

     
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    From my research online I had begun to suspect the same thing.
     
  11. user0003

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    You can take the stinger out if you want. The stinger should pull out. It won't hurt the pipe to smoke without it and it might even smoke better. Kaywoodie and Dr. Grabow pipes, among others, also use some type of stinger.
     
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    I tried when I first got it, and tried again now, but no luck getting it out. I might be able to get it out if I pulled REALLY hard but I'm afraid I'll break it. I'm not too worried though, it's kind of a novelty for me. I'd still love to find out more about the maker.
     
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    I believe there was a guy named Bruce Peters, who was a financial officer for Penn tobacco company, that had some pipes named after him. They were made by HL&T, which at the time owned Dr. Grabow. Maybe there'e a tie-in, the pipe does look like an older Doc G shape.
     
  14. FlameOn

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    Interesting, thanks!
     
  15. t-bear

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    Easy on the stinger removal...some are two piece and some are integral to the stem. Kaywoodies are like the latter...many pipers just take a hack saw to them. If you find that the draw is too restricted for your taste...that's an option.
     
  16. FlameOn

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    thanks for the tip - i do believe that this one is integral. I haven't noticed a problem with the draw, but then again I am kind of inexperienced.
     
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    Your is a 2 piece stinger, it will come out. Soak the seam where they are put together with lighter fluid, it's probably just gummed up and stuck. It's just a light press fit. A little heat on the tip might help it come out. It will smoke better with out it.
     
  18. FlameOn

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    Sounds like another project!
     
  19. Rider

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    STINGER HATER!! :ass:




    ;)
     
  20. FlameOn

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    The stinger is out! I used some solvent applied with a q-tip, then wrapped the end of the stinger in a piece of rough leather and pulled it out with a pair of pliers. After some cleaning it slides in and out like a dream. Haven't smoked it sans-stinger yet, though.
     
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