Gdb pipe dating


31-Dec-2019 17:17

Some might already have a written inventory of their briars, or generated a roster of favorite pipemakers or assembled a bucket list of specific pipemaker styles to eventually own.Such lists are personalized, developed to the list maker’s taste and need.To these list makers, I ask: What about the utility and benefit to us all of an industry mega-list, one that’s encyclopedic in content?

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Szelényi, [eds.], Cores, Peripheries, and Globalization, 2011, 94). A more accurate claim is: “Mass production since 1945 has removed St.

With all this pipe hyperactivity, thousands of inquisitive smoker/collectors around the world, a free and open Internet, and an extensive online community of pipe aficionados, authorities, connoisseurs, experts and mavens, isn’t it odd that there’s not been a recent individual initiative or a collective movement to develop a substantive, and all-inclusive—ideally, global—list of makers and manufacturers for this community’s reference and research, one that adds flesh to the briar’s bones? Is there a public archive or repository that includes all the players not just of today, but also of yesterday?

Is someone secretly at work compiling this information and preserving it for posterity? I’ve certainly looked, and I can’t find one that’s inclusive and accessible to the public. If no, the balance of this essay is wasted space in this magazine!

Cloud) [sic], where they are finished into the famous G. D., or ‘Pipes de Bruyere,’ known to smokers in England under the name of ‘brier wood pipes’” (“Brier Root Pipes,” Scientific American, Sept. “It is said that a large proportion of the so-called ‘English’ pipes are entirely manufactured at St. This statement also applies to most of the French ‘manufacturers,’ who place their orders for pipes, ready branded in their name, with St. 1-75, Volume I, January, February and March 1914, 222). Claude pipes were “sold in large quantities in London with English trade-marks, and therefore eagerly bought by those Frenchmen who visit London, as a souvenir from the other side of the Channel …” (Peter Kropotkin, Fields, Factories and Workshops, 1993, 307).

Opinions then, as now, seem to vary as to who made the best pipe.

“English pipe makers are tops in the hearts of many, but some believe briar is still best worked in France, or by a cult of Italian carvers said to have access to a superior supply of the gnarled root” (Ilene Barth, The Smoking Life, 1997, 117). That’s a helluva lot of pre-World War II briar, or is this quantity a bit exaggerated?