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BROBS

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No. Meerschaum continued to use screw in tenons for decades, though not necessarily bone. I'm assuming that there was more of a concern about cracking the shank by using a push tenon that led to continuing with screw-in assembly, but that's just an idle speculation.
I’d think a push tenon directly into meer would never last... would get all hogged out.
 

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Whereas some much more recent meerschaums might have a plastic mortise sleeve insert, and a plastic stem insert, and a push-in piece that goes between the two. Some have push into the stem only and screw into the shank insert (or the other way around).
 
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sablebrush52

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Have you ever seen a push bone tenon? I’ll have to snap a pic of mine tonight. It’s an unsmoked Ireland souvenir pipe with shamrocks etc. most likely a K&P second carved locally.
Nope, I've never seen a bone push tenon. I'd enjoy seeing a picture of yours.
 
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No. Meerschaum continued to use screw in tenons for decades, though not necessarily bone. I'm assuming that there was more of a concern about cracking the shank by using a push tenon that led to continuing with screw-in assembly, but that's just an idle speculation.
I have a bone screw in tenon meerschaum pipe that is from early 1900’s to mid 1900’s and I was hoping to narrow that window.
 
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BROBS

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What a cool pipe all the way around! From the design to the tenon to the button. It looks like it is in great shape for as old as it is too. Is that an amber stem?
It’s unsmoked. I’d be curious as to what others think of the age but I’m thinking turn of the century to 1920s.
I believe the stem is horn. 👍
 

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