- Dec 14, 2013
Is a pipe with just a metal band around the shank end considered a "military mount" or only if it has that band and a metal fitting (spigot) on the end of the stem? I'll set back and eat my popcorn now. ::
I'd reckon the design has been in use at least since the 1860's."The Spigot style evolved from the practice of soldiers in earlier centuries who repaired broken pipes by sliding a used cartridge case over the shank and reinserting the mouthpiece."
I will respectfully disagree, and Barling will back me up. A military mount does not use a metal covered tip on the stem. A spigot, which uses a different shaped shank cap does use a metal covered end on the stem. Spigots use a squared off end, while a military mount uses a rounded cap, also known as an "olive".A true "military" mount. called by Peterson and others a "spigot", uses a metal socket on the shank that a metal covered tip on the stem plugs into.
That would be my guess, but it would be hard to say for sure.I think the ferrule end with the tapered seem is your original design
We know the term pre-dates WWI, but you might be right -- trench art could have certainly given the term staying power.Brass is easy to work. Trench life is very boring. I suspect there is a germ of truth to story. Some of the "trench art" from WWI is very intricate.