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Meerschaum Identity?

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  1. zack24

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    Another auction pickup last week- came in without any identifying marks or stem...The big challenge is that the sterling cap has a lip- partially broken. There is about .7” deep hollow from that rim to where the meerschaum shank begins. The only thing I can figure is that there was a female bone thread inside that space that someone pried out when it stripped...so some questions- Any idea what the stem could have looked like on this one? Is there a good technique for removing a silver ferrule without crunching the meerschaum? Since that lip is trashed anyway, i’m considering cutting off the lip which would leave me with a band and allow me to glue in a Delrin insert for a 1/4” push tenon...and unless there’s a better idea might use an old church warden stem I have...



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  2. uncleblackie

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    I suggest a swan neck style, like a Dunhill LC.

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    I like that idea. In any event, it's a lovely stummel.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  4. zack24

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    I like that idea. In any event, it's a lovely stummel.

    Which one- the Swan neck style/ That might be nice...

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    I like that idea. In any event, it's a lovely stummel.

    Which one- the Swan neck style/ That might be nice...

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  6. uncleblackie

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    I think he was agreeing with my suggestion, but I’ll let him confirm that.

    Here’s my M.T. Natural, made in Holland:

    This is what I had in mind.

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  7. menuhin

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    Very elegant shape with nice coloring.
    Closer to an artisan tomato shape and better colored than this one:

    Can't wait to see it gets a new stem in this swan neck style.

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  8. uncleblackie

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    ^^^ That’s it! Exactly.

    Is that yours?

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  9. zack24

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    I’m sold...I like the way that shape works...now all I have to do is figure out how to cut the flange off and make it look good...:)

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  10. uncleblackie

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    Awesome! Please post updates.

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  11. jpmcwjr

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    Yes! Look forward to the new stem married to a lovely stummel- and yes, my agreement was re the swan style. Maybe a touch shorter than those shown due to shorter stummel? Or would the opposite apply?

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  12. zack24

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    The length I'm not sure of...I'll have to do some drawings...shank is shorter than the 120s, so maybe a little longer...

    Posted 1 year ago #

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