How Old Are These MM Corn Cobs?

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withnail

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Oct 30, 2011
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I don't plan on bidding on these eBay items, but I was curious to know how old they might be. They are obviously a little different to the current style of MM Corn Cob pipes available.
http://bit.ly/supbI7 - This one has a bamboo stem and

http://bit.ly/u0QAX5 - This one has a diamond shape shank and cover.
As always, I'm interested in pipe history.

 

jchaplick

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May 8, 2011
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those are quite cool, personally i am no help to you because i have no idea, but they are cool

 

tiltjlp

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Apr 9, 2011
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Cheviot Ohio
The first one doesn't have a bamboo stem, but a reed stem. Both probably date from the late 1940s through the early or mid 1970s.

 

nsfisher

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Nov 26, 2011
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by the way, was at antique barn today, an i do mean barn, he has 4 floors of stuff there, i asked for pipes an he said he had couple boxes of em he would have to find, gonna call me tomorrow. Needless to say; i am very excited. gotta git wife to set me up for pictures on here cause i definitly buyin some of em

 

pstlpkr

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Dec 14, 2009
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They do look very cool.

But, I have reservations about the capped one.

I think that the cap was probably added at some point.

 

withnail

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Thank you for the information on those - I did wonder if the second one had been altered at some point as it looks so different from any MM Corn Cob I have seen before. Pity I can't afford to bid on anything until after Christmas!

 

igloo

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Jan 17, 2010
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Withnail the wind cap is the same one I have on a Amphora . It is pretty cool as it has a hing and is built like a car cigarette lighter with a coiled spring .So you can place a safe bet that it was added .

 

lonestar

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Mar 22, 2011
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Edgewood Texas
John (Tiltjp) has it right, but I might narrow it down a bit to 1950's to mid 60's based on the finish.

The first one would be a good buy at about $10 (american) the second one looks smoked and the lid is definitely added.