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Cold? Smoke the Oldest Pipe You Own

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  1. mso489

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    When you don't have any control over natural phenomenon, sometimes it
    helps to evoke some symbolic gesture. With the arctic closing its grasp
    around much of the U.S. and Canada and other places as well, I suggest
    Forums members smoke a full bowl of a favorite tobacco in the oldest
    smokable pipe you own. It isn't magic, but it will taste mighty fine and
    might make things seem a little warmer, or a little happier anyway.
    A salute to Old Man Winter. If you want to post what your oldest pipe
    is, and which tobacco you smoked, that might be interesting. I will too,
    once I figure it out.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. blueeyedogre

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    My oldest pipes would probably be a couple of pre-Cadogan group Bond Street Orliks. Maybe tomorrow I'll grab the Canadian with some Peterson 2013 special reserve for my lunch time smoke.

    "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong." - Corinthians 16:13
    "Let us be English or let us be French . . . and above all let us be Canadians." – Sir John A MacDonald
    "The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine." - Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Hmmm... the pre-republic Pete? Or one of my Custom-Bilts from the late 30's/early 40's? Or the WWII era WDC? You're right, I'm feeling warmer already.

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  4. mso489

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    My oldest pipe (after careful consideration) is a Tinder Box St. Ives bent sitter/pot that was probably
    made by Chapuis Comoy, that I bought new in about 1975. After a hearty winter supper, I am going
    to smoke some Nat Sherman 536, among my favorite English blends. I was just out running errands
    and filling bird feeders, and I feel certain the thermometer dropped about fifteen degrees in two hours.

    blueeyedogre, a Canadian has the right ring to it!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. cortezattic

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    This Nording freehand from the late 60's will be pretty nice with Escudo.

    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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  6. sablebrush52

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    I restored an 1896 Barling a few months ago and have yet to put a match to it. Perchance I will try a bit of the Frog in it.

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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  7. agnosticpipe

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    I guess as near as I can tell, it would be my Linkmans's Dr. Grabow, probably made in the late 1940s. I'll load it up with something warm and cozy like Moto Dulce.

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. brdavidson

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    Well its actually my newest pipe, but I took my thick walled bent billiard Lorenzetti for a ride with a bowl full of Sutliff Man's Best Friend while I walked the dog. It was fantastic!

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  9. mso489

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    It's actually warmed up a little, from about six in my area, to a balmy 20 F. Our supplications to
    Old Man Winter must have helped a little.

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    Glad to hear your feeling Brian!

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  11. lochinvar

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    Capital idea! I'm going to load my Dunhill LB up with some Black Mallory and then....track down Jack Frost kneecap him. Cheerio:)

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  12. shortyeastcoast

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    @cortez I don't often get pipe envy but that's the 3rd or 4th time I've seen that green freehand and I JUST WANT IT!

    Love that thing!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  13. foggymountain

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    Not at all cold, but it is time to smoke my oldest, a 1958 Wilke bent apple. I bought it new as a junior in high school. Will try some bulk Stok. Eng. Oriental or FB Balkan in it.

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  14. mso489

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    Just before Christmas I was smoking with a friend who had a Wilke from the 60's, a bent freehand,
    sort of Dublin-like, good big bowl.

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  15. swampmouth

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    A Calabresi freehand with Reiner Professional. Not near as warm as the woodstove, sucking the smoke right up the chimney.

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  16. petes03

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    My oldest pipe is a 1960's Charatan 348DC sandblasted straight pot. It's a grand looking old pipe, but sadly, it's not one of my better smokers and thus only gets smoked occasionally.

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