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    ajb40

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    I just bought a beautiful blue Venturi pipe. I can tell that it is very old, but it has been preserved well and is in excellent condition. I was wondering what era are these pipes from? It is hard to tell, but they are certainly differient and well made. Thanks! AJB40

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    Welcome to the forum but as you'll come to realize, a popular saying on this site is "it didn't happen without pictures" lol

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    Lots of info on the "Venturi" and "The Pipe" here--
    http://www.thepipe.info/history/index.html#Beginning

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    1970's

    I will give up my pipe when they pry my cold dead fingers off of it!
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    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new pipe.

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    This is the link to the same pipe I bought. Thanks for the replies!

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    You may find this interesting:

    "The original pipe was made with an interior lining of pyrolytic graphite, which is created by a hardening process invented by Thomas Edison. The process causes molecules to be aligned in such a way that heat is dissipated along the vertical axis of the material while the horizontal axis remains relatively cool. Such technology has wide applications today in the realm of aerospace technology, in which there are numerous situations where intense heat must be quickly and uniformly dissipated in a controlled manner.

    "Pipe bowls are one shape that can create the effect known as the "Venturi Principle," named after Italian physicist G.B. Venturi. In 1822 he discovered that air flow could be controlled by constricting the center section of a tube through which the air is forced. The result is a reduction in pressure and a swirling motion of the air following the narrower section.

    "Someone decided that anything good enough for the nose cone of a Polaris Missile should be good enough to make a pipe, and so the pipe was born.

    "Reasons to own a Venturi:

    1) You would have to smoke it hotter than 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit to cause burn-out.

    2) The stem may eventually need replacing, but the bowl can be passed on as a family heirloom until the end of time.

    3) Collect many different colors and have one to match every aspect of your wardrobe."

    Posted 6 years ago #

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