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Digby 501, GBD Second (Pic Heavy)

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  1. rosney

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    I wanted to share a before and some afters of an estate pipe I recently picked up. It is a Digby 501 made in London England. I understand, after some help from here and a little bit of research, that the Digby is a GBD second. When I got the pipe it was very dirty and the stem was almost brown. I gave it the cotton ball and alcohol treatment followed by swabbing of the shank and an oxyclean soak for the stem. The pipe looked black but when I cleaned it and buffed it some color started to show through like I had hoped it would. I think I may dedicate this pipe to a certain genre but I'm not sure what yet. Enjoy the pics.

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    Me trying to be artsy with my iphone and stove light.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Great restoration!

    That Digby is a gorgeous pipe -- definitely my style -- sleek, sexy, with a decent size bowl. Given the size and shape, I'm sure it will smoke your favorite type of blend, regardless what that happens to be.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Nice! Great work on bringing that old smoker back to life.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    The sleekness of it is what appeals to me also. I don't know if it would be my thing if the stem didn't have the slight bend.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Nice job. That cleaned up real well. Enjoy it.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Looks like a flake magician to me.

    Posted 6 years ago #
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    Nice job, it looks like you were able to save the "D" stem mark as well. Digby is indeed a GBD second. I have a Digby in the 9242 shape and it smokes just as well as my other GBD's. Enjoy that one!

    Al

    Posted 6 years ago #

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