Stanwell Old Briar 877 with Patent Number

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owen

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May 28, 2014
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Poorly listed poorly photographed on e bay and now mine. I am a big Stanwell fan. I sweated on it for a week.







 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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Owen, you did very well. I'd say late '50's (note the uncrowned S), shape by Sixten Ivarsson! :D

 

sumusfumus

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Jul 20, 2017
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Owen-
Nice pipe. Thanks for sharing.
Open question to pipe-makers:
How do you get that surface finish on the briar? Looks like the pipe was first blasted, and possibly, then buffed, to smooth any roughness and to take off any sharp ridges?
I love that blasted, but yet smooth finish.
Thanks

Frank

NYC

 

dmcmtk

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Aug 23, 2013
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Frank, the Danish blasts were never as deep as say the old English blasts. 50~60 years of handling, and perhaps being buffed at some time is, I think, what you are seeing. I'm not a pipemaker, but it's what I've seen with older estate pipes.
:)