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1922 Civic

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  1. klause

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    Not much to say, really, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

    And, after:

    Ars longa, vita brevis.
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    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. condorlover1

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    Interesting and very nice. Got a fair amount of coke around that bowl!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. misterlowercase

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    My Good God Amighty!

    What a fine pipe.

    Beautiful resto,
    another job well done!

    I love the looks of the flowing grain,
    and the stubby chubby shape is great.

    Wow.

    Jawdropt.

    You've been on a roll gathering these old boys and saving their graces,
    thanks for sharing the luverly photos.

    Ifya ain't seen it,
    this 1921 Civic catalog may be of interest:
    http://rebornpipes.com/2014/05/11/civic-company-1921-trade-list/

    ...and an article by famous pipe historian Jacques Cole:
    http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/kzi30g00

    Congrats on the wonderful find!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. papipeguy

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    Beautiful work, klause. It's always a pleasure to see these fine old pipes returned to service.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 4 years ago #
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    "My Good God Almighty" - well said! What an amazing piece. And excellent job on the clean-up. That was one well-loved pipe.

    Al

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. ssjones

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    That does look like the Straight Chubby, Small on the 3/6 price page (top right)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. igloo

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    Nothing better than aged briar and effort it takes to clean it up .Your efforts will be rewarded ten fold when you smoke her . Superb !!!!!!

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. misterlowercase

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    Not much to say, really...

    Indeed, the pictures do speak for themselves,
    but I do hope that after a special smoking moment,
    some words may spring from your fount.

    I love reading your writing on such stuff,
    always a pure joy.

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Not to take away from the Op, he did a great job cleaning it up and restoring it to showroom quality, but it is nice to see a decent canvas to work with for such an old pipe. The long gone piper, wasn't much of a cake remover, but other than that he took pretty good care and didn't treat the stem like it was chewing gum, and beat up the briar.

    Well done.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. klause

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    Troy, I really appreciate the links - thanks very much - that's absolutely cracker. It all adds to my apprecition of the pipe.

    Al, i believe you are right - looks like it, alright.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. buroak

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    Wow! You have given that golden oldie a new lease on life, and in a big way.

    Life contains a particle of risk. - Allardyce T. Meriweather in Little Big Man
    Posted 4 years ago #
  12. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I didn't know Honda was even around back... then... oh wait. It's a pipe! And a lovely job of restoration

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
    Posted 4 years ago #
  13. owen

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    Lovely work klause and neat pipe. I have a similar period civic pipe number 48 on the underside of the stem which is sadly a fair bit more used than yours.
    owen

    Posted 4 years ago #
  14. klause

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    Thanks, chaps.

    Anthony, that made me snort my coffee - might need to change m'shirt now!

    Owen, any chance of popping up a picture? I'd really like to see it. I'll have another look at mine later to see if there's a number there anywhere - I don't recall seeing one. Would that be the shape number, do you think? Also, I'll try and get a pic of that BBB up later, to give you an idea is size (it's a small pipe)!

    Posted 4 years ago #

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