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samuelgawith01

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This was meant to reach you last night but the internet crashed.
Anyway better late than never.

Thank you but it seems that the fashion in the last quarter of the 19th century seems to have been for pipe wood with as little grain as possible and even on what were more up-market pipes the wood is quite plain and pale, almost anaemic.

A few examples of old pipe wood
1882
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1897
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1900
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plus another from 1900
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I've yet to come across a straight grain pipe from those days or a shell/rustic finish.

What is evident from these few examples is the big difference compared to today's upmarket pipes, some of which are works of art, almost works of sculpture and are mighty impressive and some I've seen on this forum definitely fit that description.
Thanks,Virkia.
 

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