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This is a cool little pipe I got in a lot of three off fleabay. Yes it's broken but I'm trying to ID it and see if it's worth sending it to get fixed.
It is marked "COLT" and underneath it says London Made. I really do like how this pipe looks so I may just send it off anyway. But...I'd still like to know a little more about it.
Doesn't look like that one Robert. But I think it might be an old Kawoodie.
Those Colts IIRC came in several different shapes and stem lengths. What they had in common was that they all had small bowls.
Edit: I just looked it up and an expert said the Colt was a smaller version of the standard pipes. As much as they have shrunk Kaywoodies, I imagine they were about the same size as a standard Kaywoodie now.
Last edited by Nachman; 05-02-2013 at 10:48 AM.
Those that know don't tell, and those that tell don't know.
Although the eBay seller of the pipe I found was pretty specific that his pipe (also a small pipe) was made between '68 and '76, the document (although I've only skimmed it) has a bit of information on "London Made" Kaywoodie pipes which shows that it may be earlier. "Technical help was often gwen by the Civic Co and it is not surprising that even before the last war the Kaywoodie 'London Made" already existed. They were made either for special orders or to meet an additional need of the American market." Obviously and as always, internet information should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Are you going to have the tenon professionally replaced? I understand that this isn't cheap. I've had a couple replaced, but luckily was able to bully a mate of mine to do it for free. He's an inveterate bodger and enjoyed the project. The main issue was setting up the bent stems in a lathe properly to bore them out to take the replacement. Once that was done it was pretty simple to turn a new tenon in brass and a nylon liner for the mortice to aid fitting.
I like a puzzle, me...
Last edited by steinr1; 05-02-2013 at 12:05 PM.
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One pipe on "Chris' Pipe Pages" Pipepages.com looks quite similar to your pipe. A "30B Belgian Colt" from the 1936 catalogue. This seems a really good site for Kaywoodie information - lots of catalogue pictures.