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Ancient Nautical Themed Pipe Stand And Ashtray Holder

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    Hi all. I found this in a junk shop today. Just thought I would share it with you.
    It is a two pipe stand with space in the center for an ashtray. It looks to be very old
    and is carved out of a single piece of wood. There is even evidence of tree bark on the
    base. I see absolutely no markings whatsoever. It should clean up rather nicely. If
    anyone has any ideas about this I would love to hear.
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    Wow that is really neat... Have no ideas for you, but it is a cool find.

    Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world. - Irish Proverb
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That is a very cool find.

    If it is "unfinished", bare wood, you might start with lemon oil and cotton swabs.
    Just a suggestion it worked well on my Flute.


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    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks, guys. I don't really expect to find any info on this, but I do plan to use it! It was
    buried under literally 50 or 60 glass ashtrays.
    Lawrence, it looks like it was finished at one time, but more than half of that is gone.
    Probably need a full re-finish. Thanks for the tip!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Go easy on the sand paper....
    Maybe a MILD liquid stripper, first.
    Some of the carving in the middle looks to be very delicate.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    That is magnificent! However, it is not made of wood. That is "Syroco", it is made of wood flour, resins and waxes. I have a few single pipe stands and one combo stand/ashtray. I have never seen one like that, with the twin Chris Crafts! A little history below. DON'T get them wet. I just sprayed my ashtray, which lives out on my porch with a clear poly.

    http://www.vintagecorkscrews.com/syroco.htm

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks. You gave me way more info then I ever expected to find. Truly appreciated.
    After checking the link, it makes perfect sense. Maybe just a dry clean and a spray.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Al to the rescue!

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Glad to help! I keep my ashtry out on our covered patio during the summer. I caught the wife spraying down the patio and getting it all wet. The materials can start to separate. Here's mine:

    And some small, single pipe "Scottie" stands (we have two Westies). The silver one is some kind of pot metal.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Thanks again. Nice collection you have there!

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    Robert that's pretty slick. Congrats. I'd like to see it again when it's all cleaned up.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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