Digby 501, GBD Second (Pic Heavy)

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rosney

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Nov 12, 2012
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I wanted to share a before and some afters of an estate pipe I recently picked up. It is a Digby 501 made in London England. I understand, after some help from here and a little bit of research, that the Digby is a GBD second. When I got the pipe it was very dirty and the stem was almost brown. I gave it the cotton ball and alcohol treatment followed by swabbing of the shank and an oxyclean soak for the stem. The pipe looked black but when I cleaned it and buffed it some color started to show through like I had hoped it would. I think I may dedicate this pipe to a certain genre but I'm not sure what yet. Enjoy the pics.
Before



After







Me trying to be artsy with my iphone and stove light.





 

rosney

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Nov 12, 2012
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The sleekness of it is what appeals to me also. I don't know if it would be my thing if the stem didn't have the slight bend.

 

ssjones

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May 11, 2011
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Nice job, it looks like you were able to save the "D" stem mark as well. Digby is indeed a GBD second. I have a Digby in the 9242 shape and it smokes just as well as my other GBD's. Enjoy that one!