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5 of Great Grandfathers pipes

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  • Started 3 years ago by napulitano215
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  1. napulitano215

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    Within the hour will have the pics up can I upload them from iPhone or does it have to be a Computer? Kinda having trouble

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    Oh man I better try Computer...

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    Help... Is there a moderator I can send pics to so he or she can post for me?

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    You need to use a site like toothbrushes to post pics

    "Sometimes I cannot help but to think that too often we transform our smoking practice into a fetish--chasing the vaunted and supreme--things with allure and cachet--whilst forgetting the simple pleasures of pipe smoking. Making things too complicated sure can lose some easy moments..."
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  5. napulitano215

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    Ahh man... Ok I'll try to figure it out

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    up load your pictures to photobucket(free), then copy them as a URL file. They can then be pasted here. Leave photobucket open until your post is complete.

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    Finally here they are 2 Dr.Grabow / 1 Kaywoodie / 1 Rembrandt / 1 Royal House

    I don't know to much still being green about these pipes what do you think? Once i send to Walker Briar works and have them cleaned i will use them never heard or Royal House Ltd pipes or Rembrandt have you guys

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    Neat. With a bit of elbow grease they should turn out very nice.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    It's gonna be so kool to smoke them bro!
    Also the kaywoodie looks the newest he died in 1972 so I wonder if he bought that one not far from when he passed :-/

    Also the cap of the pipe tobacco holder underneath is that mold?

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    They need a little TLC but very cool to have your great grandfather's pipe! Treasures for sure.

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  12. napulitano215

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    Yeah man I'm pretty happy about it! I have full faith in Walker Briar Works gotta save up a bit more cash then I'll ship over to him his pricing seems very fair

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    Congratulations. Having you're great grandfathers pipes are indeed a treasure to own.

    Make aromatics great again.
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    There's something more to having a great grandfathers pipe. I still enjoy my second ever pipe that was my great grandfathers. It's old, wore out, not pretty, and smokes grea even after over 50 years of abuse. Luckily, that collection restored will be nice. I especially would like to see tbe starfire fixed up! Hope you will post pics after restorations as well!

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    Yes, that's mold. I wouldn't use that to store tobacco in, perhaps pipe cleaners would be a safer option. I'd bleach the glass and use it without the lid. Enjoy the pipes, very cool to know they are from family.

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    To you the pipes are priceless. I can understand that. But maybe you should rethink spending a lot of money
    to have them professionally refurbished. They are dear possessions, so I know it's a tough decision.
    Personally, I would take the $200 + round-trip postage and buy a couple of new smokers. Keep these as grandfather left them.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Are you an avid pipe smoker?...I would suggest..and just my opinion...getting only 1 refurbished and smoke your personal pipes...leave the rest as they are to remember your great grand father.

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    Thanks Guys for your input! Yes I am an avid pipe smoker now. I think Cortez and Nola Cajun have good input as well and now am thinking of maybe leaving them be. Decisions decisions.
    I guess I can leave the pipe display and glass container as is rite or is that mold a spreadable bad thing.

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    Has anyone heard of the two brands? Rembrandt and Royal House Ltd. never heard about those or seen anything on those two pipe brands.

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    It's so cool that you have them. Certainly treasures to hold on to. Congrats.

    I'm not complaining.
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    Royal House was made by John Surrey Ltd and Rembrandt by National Briar Company

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    Upon my second run through this thread, I'm impressed with the pipe rest and humidor as much or more than the pipes.
    I'm sure there are more pristine examples somewhere, but it seems like a very nice display. Get those pipes refurbed by one of our guys, or do it yourself and it's all a work of art!

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    +1 for dave and oldredbeard. A treasure. I wish I had the like.

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    I think you could refurbish the Kaywoodie yourself, take the dimensions of the jar so you can pick something up to fit the stand which is unique in and of itself, leave the rest of your great grandfathers pipes in the original jar along with pipe cleaners and such then place your own rotation on the stand, after you give it a light cleaning, a lovely tribute to cherish, congratulations.
    banjo

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    Very nice I would just keep them and not smoke them and risk cracking or breaking one

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    I think those are 40s-50s pipes. Mid grade. You'd be spending more to have them restored than they are worth in $$. But that said, it would be cool to smoke your old G's pipes.
    They are all in decent condition to restore. Stems usually take a beating. Those look pretty nice other than being dirty.
    Clean the humidor up a bit and use it for pipe cleaners or cotton balls or something.

    Life is good. But it's better with a pipe.
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    I've seen amazing restore jobs done and these pipes do not look bad. If it were me, I'd have one done at a time(over time) and smoke them. But I'm a sentimental kind of guy on this kind of stuff. Should not cost to much each I would think...

    "the weez"...
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    Hey guys thanks for all the feedback . I think what I'll do is clean the Kaywoodie and smoke that one from time to time and let the others sit other than those I have two MM Cobs and hopefully a new Savinelli soon :-0 this is a great hobby and very relaxing pipe smoking,im glad to be here with such knowledgable people trying new baccys is very addicting as well lol

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    You are in the same position I was in three years ago. I had four or five of my grandfather's pipes from the same time period, similar quality and shape.

    I read these forums and a few blogs, then made a decision to try and clean them up myself. I practiced on some junk pipes I picked up on ebay until I had the confidence to work on grandpa's. I didn't do anything major, just reamed out all the carbon and tar buildup, cleaned out the stem and shank and polished them up.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
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    Tried scrubbing out mold under lid man what do I do or is it a lost cause...?

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    I put peroxide on lid underneath to scrub mold out

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    I May just ziplock bag the lid and just utilize the pipe tray and Glass holder for pipe tools.cleaners and such. The screw top has clay moisture thingy so I can throw that away or the nut has nothing to screw on

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    Had a very fair pricing offer so I just sent them all in for a clean and ozone treatment mailed out today once I get them paid and back to me I will post pics of the newly cleaned pipes :•]

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    Cool, love the one with the star on the stem. But overall as has been said I nice looking lot. I for one am glad you are refurbing them. I wish I had a pipe that belonged to a family me,her. I would totally be smoking it. Enjoy!

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    Thanks they will be finished in about 2 1/2 weeks :•]. Cant wait to see the newly cleaned Pipes.

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    Pipedia tells us that Rembrandt should be produced by the National Briar.co. I hope you can find more information of this pipe please let us know.Another Dutchie in the States. I'm curious.

    GeeJay

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    Ok guys finally gonna post the finished pictures of the beautiful work that Mike from Walker Pipe Repair did.
    First off i am very pleased with the work and communication of Mike at Walker Pipe Repair,very fair pricing and quick return. And just a great person to communicate with courteous and kind. And i'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Look how much better they look now like brand new!!!!

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    Those came back looking great!

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    Very impressive before and afters. The rehab really paid off.

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    Very nice, I think you made the right decision. Are you smoking them?

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    Very nice; and they still look old and loved. I think he did a great job and knew when to stop.

    "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way" - Mark Twain

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    Thanks guys I'm very happy I'm looking at them now in the original pipe holder he had them in very nostalgic and just look great!

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    I should have posted pics of the inside of the bowls as they are cleaned and perfect as well mike did a hell of a good job!

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    It's great to see those cleaned up. Very nice.

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    @davet

    Man I just look at them lol it's hard for some reason to puff on one

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    To be honest been using corncobs and Kirsten pipes mostly. Hopefully my wife bought me a couple more Kirsten's

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    The difference is night and day. Good looking pipes.

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    Now they should last long enough for your great Grandkids. Tradition lives on.

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    They came back looking great. As Gloucesterman said "tradition lives on".

    Cheers,

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    Thanks guys. It means so much to me to have these pipes. Very pleased. Highly recommend Mike to fix and clean pipes.

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    Nice! They really look great all cleaned up. Keepsakes for sure.

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