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Coil on pipe ever seen one before?

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    cobra55

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93523954@N05/8505270239/in/photostream

    Any idea what this modification to a Adolph Frankua pipe is?

    Edit: Sorry couldn't fix the picture, L.

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    Wow. That's...interesting. Kinda like an art project. No idea what good it might do.

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    I appear to be missing something....is there supposed to be a pic or link?

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    Strange as it may seem, the shank appears to be aluminum, and the coil is probably for cooling.....crazy stuff.

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    It looks like a pipe, but it's really a miniature still (Prohibition era).

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    My guess is the pipe was actually made out of a piece of some sort of refrigeration equipment. The coil doesn't look functional to me.


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    Copper cooling tube style heat sink. Looks crazy though on a pipe...

    They are used on computers and some other electronics in a slightly different configuration.

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    yeah, people have done some crazy stuff in search of the perfect smoke.

    the Peterson System has been the most successful.

    here's a weird system pipe from BBB & has a little info about Adolph Frankau & Co Ltd.
    http://www.smokingmetal.co.uk/pipe.php?page=507

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Check out this similar one; http://www.pipephil.eu/oddpipes/incl/tuyaux.html

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    cleidophoros, that is an interesting pipe too. I went through all the oddballs on that site one night, neat to see some strange ideas. The one you have linked features "active" cooling though, in that the smoke travels through the coils. Bah, imagine cleaning that! Whereas the originally posted pipe looks to be a "passive" cooling system where the coil wicks heat away from the stem, but the smoke just travels through the stem. It is interesting to see the innovations (often failed) that products endured over the years. I bet yadan (our resident metal fanatic) probably has a metal stem somewhere with cooling fins on it...I would be shocked if that method of cooling was not also tried.

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