Can anyone tell me about this brand: Winthrop?

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I am sure that there are folks out there who can enlighten me about Winthrop. I got this as part of an estate lot. Relatively thick walls, screw in tenon (similar to a Kaywoodie without the 3 or 4 holes), saddle stem. Photos of pre-restoration.
No mention of it in pipehi.eu nor pipedia.org. Heck, Steve Laug hasn't even restored one.
 

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Briar Lee

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Some ruminations-

That font just screams Wally Frank catalog, 1940s. It was a style he used.

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It is actually a Briarlee type stinger, it’s removable, and has a full aluminum disc mortise.

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There are three Winthrops listed on eBay tonight. IMG_6554.jpeg

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They look high quality factory pipes of the forties, likely a Wally Frank contract.

Lee could certainly have made those, but so could other New York City pipe makers.

That likely was a $2-3 pipe, with lots grain figure, in a catalog where a very good pipe was $1 to $1.50.
 
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Some ruminations-

That font just screams Wally Frank catalog, 1940s. It was a style he used.

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It is actually a Briarlee type stinger, it’s removable, and has a full aluminum disc mortise.

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There are three Winthrops listed on eBay tonight. View attachment 277645

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They look high quality factory pipes of the forties, likely a Wally Frank contract.

Lee could certainly have made those, but so could other New York City pipe makers.

That likely was a $2-3 pipe, with lots grain figure, in a catalog where a very good pipe was $1 to $1.50.
Thank you. Why did I bother starting a new thread when I could have just asked you directly, eh?
 
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