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Can you identify the make of this pipe recovered from the Titanic wreck?

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  • Started 1 year ago by titanicexplorer
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  1. titanicexplorer

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    A remarkable object recovered from the Titanic wreck (which sank in 1912) was this pipe, which still contained traces of tobacco. Can anyone identify the make of pipe? I'd like to find an identical pipe:

    Another view- I think this might be another Titanic pipe:

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  2. numbersix

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    No idea, but it's a sharp looking pipe. Though I doubt it's one, it reminds me of some Stanwell models (that have a stem a lot like that one).

    The closest I could fine (stem only) is this one:

    But they have many models using this type of stem.

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    Any markings on the metal? I can't make anything useful out from the photo.

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    I wonder if its a Peterson by that band. Doesn't look like a Dunny.

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    I'd like to find an identical pipe

    I'm thinking that the stem made that way without nearly as much taper as we usually find today will be hard, if not impossible to find on a current "production" pipe. The only thing close would be an artisan made Hatfield, which are also not easy to find.

    My advice is to commission it. You can order up exactly how you want the stem cut and how you want the entire pipe to look.

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    The button and band look a bit like a Kaywoodie but given where it started from, that's not terribly likely.

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    I added two additional photos

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    Kaywoodie wasn't around in 1912, so yep, probably not that

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    That Stanwell is quite the looker #6. Yours?

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    Ok KB&B. I do have an old KB&B from around that era that has the same stem and button shape as well as a nickel band (they did silver too I believe) but the bowl shape is more of a dublin on mine.

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    I read somewhere that one those was a pete

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    It is very difficult to tell, but I am thinking that the stem is a P-lip.

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    I've seen a few old Charatans in that shape, but don't recall seeing one with a band.

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    This is really interesting. So I guess that's what briar looks like after it's been soaking in freezing sea water for decades.

    the band looks like it's rusted, so that rules out a number of precious metals.

    I figure though if you can't actually read the maker's mark, then it's just guess work. If it can be determined that the mark actually IS a maker's mark, then that would narrow it down a bit, I think.

    If I was seriously researching this, I would find out where in the wreckage the pipe was found, and find out if that location can be cross-referenced with the passenger manifest.

    The passenger manifest would tell you the most likely country of origin of the owner, certainly, which is a little more information to help narrow down the list.

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    That Stanwell is quite the looker #6. Yours?

    Unfortunately, no, but I wouldn't mind owning it!

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    I thought I saw somewhere that there was a Pete recovered from the wreckage.

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    Looking carefully at the third picture, I think that the metal band might be a repair. Also, the button on the stem is too short on the top to be a p-lip.

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    I am thinking Peterson.

    “The same hand that can write a beautiful poem, can knock you out with one punch—that's Poetic Justice.”
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