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Old 3-DOT Brigham Restoration

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Jonny, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. Jonny

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    The file size's are to large (approx 1mb picture) to put in the gallery or post on the forum so I took the liberty of posting the restoration process that I did for a old estate Brigham 3-Dot pipe I found in a smoke shop downtown!

    Although I am open to any questions, I also am looking for help to identify the name of the pipe. There is a number 5 printed underneath the Brigham number and I assumed that was to associate it with the Brigham model numbers, although apparently there is no model 5. So I am quite confused. :bing:

    Here is the link:
    http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l111/BLAX123/Brigham Restoration/

    Thanks!
     


  2. Sasquatch

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    A very unusual pipe.... 3 dot so I guess it's not a sportsman.... weird!
     
  3. chambers11283

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    I like the look of that pipe, it is different. How did your salt treatment go, did it all work out ok? I had to do my first on one of my pipes not to long ago.
     
  4. Jonny

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    It is odd looking isn't it! You don't really see pipes such as this everyday! (Although thats one of the reasons I like it)

    The Salt Treatment did not go so well with the cotton swab and rum. So I decided to put a little masking tape on the end instead of the cotton swab, and instead of rum I used a 70% alcohol. I put in about 15-20 drops and left it for 24 hours and it did a great job! The salt was a yellowy-brown and keep in mind, that was AFTER I scraped out the cake (which took several hours mite I add). You can see the bowl pretty well here.

    Right now I am just trying to get out the tooth marks as best I can and clean up the rim of the bowl. Although this pipe was clearly loved by somebody because the rim is pretty much totaled. Does anyone have a suggestion for cleaning the rim besides saliva? I'm scared to take off the finish (although apparently Brighams don't have finishes).
     
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    Rim doesn't look too bad. Saliva plus one hour of elbow grease should just about do it!
     
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    Oh and here are the steps for that:
    1. smear saliva on the rim
    2. rub hard with a cloth in a circular motion
    3. repeat steps 1 and 2 till done!
     
  7. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Really nice job so far on a very unusual pipe.

    Can second Dobi's idea for the rim, but what I do is use a furniture polish called "Lord Sheraton Pure Beeswax Balsam" - the stuff the National Trust uses in its Stately Homes - I put it on sparingly with a finger, rub in, leave to dry then polish off with a really soft brush finally buffing with a lintless cloth; still needs effort but it does work.

    Thanks for sharing the pix of your project,

    Gerry
     
  8. Jonny

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    Thanks fella's Im going to work on it some more tonight! Will post pics soon hopefully!
     
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    I e-mailed Brigham this is what they said.

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for your email. The pipe under discussion is a Sportsman pipe, 300-series (3 dot). I wonder if the 5 is actually an S, because the ā€œSā€ was sometimes used to denote Sportsman pipes?

    Sincerely,

    Anna Dardzinska

    Accounts Receivable & Customer Service



    Brigham Enterprises Inc

    288 Judson St, Unit 1

    Toronto, ON, M8Z 5T6



    1-800-668-0628 x 238

    fax 1-877-766-7270

    anna@brigham1906.com
     
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