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Spadefan

Lets see your Dr.Grabow Cousins

Lets see your Dr.Grabow Cousins pipe lines made at or distributed from Sparta and not stamped Grabow.  

List mostly from lifeon2 of this forum here: http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/about1879.html

Adventurer made at Sparta in the 50's to early- mid 60's
Alpha pipes that came to Sparta from the Shalom group in Israel.
Broadcaster
Bruce Peters 50's 60's
Douwe Egberts/Amphora Color-Plus
Douwe Egbert's/Amphora X-tra 800 series
Duke of Dundee  1953 -
Honey Dew 1953 -
L.L.Bean 1945 - 1985
Royalton
Smokers Pride
Smokemaster series 100, 200 and 300 1967 - mid1990s
Spectator, possible Grabow cousin sold through Mail Pouch Tobacco.
Willard 1963 - 1975
Van Roy
Vox Pop
Wimbledon 800 series
Colby
Blue Ridge
Seville not stamped ITALY,
Log Cabin,
Highlander,
Willard,
Borkum Riff and Super Sandblast for Borkum Riff,
Briarcraft,
Brewster,
Claridge,
Sir Walter Raleigh,
Mobile Marine Oils,
Gargoyl Marine Oils,
Elsinor,  
Mastersen was imported by MC,
Nording was imported from Nording,
Brewster was made for Hully BP Co.,
Lowell was for Briggs, Union Leader, and/or Barking Dog,
BIG PIPE,
Trapwell,
Alpha pipes with a cursive A on the stem and a Greek letter name were made at Sparta
• Kappa: a smooth light brown finish
• Beta: dark reddish brown
• Epsilon: black sandblast with reddish highlights
• Sigma: smooth finish, medium brown
Others ?

This topic should keep us busy for awhile

I'll go first:
BIG PIPE
pipesbywhitney

I'll match your big pipe with an improved one in which Ed Janes made a non-filter stem for me:

ol gto

Here is some of my BRs that Tom helped me acquire!  Fantastic smokers, I owe Tom much more than he will ever know, thanks Bro!

JoeMan

John....NICE set.  Interesting, that 4 if not 5 of these are Hillcrest-specific shapes...which were made before the time Sparta bought Alpha from Israel.  Makes me wonder if they used up some leftover Hillcrest stummels...or if they used the Hillcrest frazing tools to make those shapes under the Sparta made Alpha name.  

What are these Hillcrest shapes stamped as?  If you have them put up somewhere, don't dig them out.

ted

John, I'd forgotten how pretty that dozen really is..

Joe, These 4 were some of the "cream of the crop" stummels that were turned during my time..
All A's and E's I suspect..  td
Spadefan

ol gto wrote:
Here is some of my BRs that Tom ....


Those are great looking pipes.

What does BR stand for ?
ol gto

JoeMan wrote:
John....NICE set.  Interesting, that 4 if not 5 of these are Hillcrest-specific shapes...which were made before the time Sparta bought Alpha from Israel.  Makes me wonder if they used up some leftover Hillcrest stummels...or if they used the Hillcrest frazing tools to make those shapes under the Sparta made Alpha name.  

What are these Hillcrest shapes stamped as?  If you have them put up somewhere, don't dig them out.



Joe the three showing metal are Mark Vs and not numbered, the top pipe is marked #6, the square shank is marked # 9.  Sorry it took so long to respond...
ol gto

Spadefan wrote:
ol gto wrote:
Here is some of my BRs that Tom ....


Those are great looking pipes.

What does BR stand for ?


Blue Ridge, thanks
ozark southpaw

Adventurer
Spadefan

pipesbywhitney wrote:
I'll match your big pipe with an improved one in which Ed Janes made a non-filter stem for me:



Thats really good looking
Stem coloration is super
Spadefan

Amphora X-tra 814
pipesbywhitney

Columbia by Lane when they owned Sparta - got it out of the backroom:

Troy_nov1965

Braircraft was its own pipe company , only the later Smokemaster's were made in Sparta and did not  have the Briarcraft stamp.
Troy_nov1965

Amphora X-Tra 815 smooth and rusticated



Early Van Roy Arista non briar



I got a Broadcaster Canadian but it needs to be repaired (broken tenon) and restored  yet.
Hammer

Hi Guys,
I dont post here much but do read the topics daily. Saw the list and the Duke of Dundee pipe on the list. Here is my contribution to the eye candy.
The top pipe is one I picked up about 10 years ago for a couple bucks. Great smoker. Push stem with filter.
The bottom Dublin shape I got off the bay a few years ago. It is stamped Adjustomatic with patent number 2461905 screw in filter sadle bit stem.



Well there is my contribution for a while.
Bruce
Spadefan

Amphora
pipesbywhitney

I think this one was a Smoker's Pride 83 made by Lane ...

JoeMan

Sparta Alphas...

ol gto

oooooooooooooo love those Alphas!
ol gto

Could not talk fast enough to get the "Prince", however the lower Alpha is crossing the mountains to join the Orphanage!

thanks Joe Smile
Spadefan

Wimbledon
Spadefan

Douwe EGberts X-tra
JoeMan

Nice pipes Gerald!
pipesbywhitney

Gargoyle Marine Oil pear:

Spadefan

JoeMan wrote:
Nice pipes Gerald!


Thanks
Sparta folks did/do nice work
pipesbywhitney

Amphora 813

Spadefan

Willard Bent Dublin
Troy_nov1965

More of a Linkman cousin......Linkman/ Edgeworth "Signature" coupon pipe.


pipesbywhitney

World War II Sparta Pipes:

Spadefan

Duke of Dundee
pipesbywhitney

Gatlin Burlier:

PDXMike

Here are a few recent acquisitions that I believe are all Sparta pipes.

Fittingly first perhaps, is this Alpha Sierra:



Here is a Duke of Dundee:



A Trapwell, which I think is made from Mountain Laurel:





I think this next one is an older Willard. It seems to have been reamed a bit savagely with a knife:





They all smoke great. The Alpha has some really nice grain on it and is a favorite.
ozark southpaw

Nice group Mike!  I like that Alpha ! The Duke of Dundee was made by Continental Briar,as was the Royal Duke of Dundee.
PDXMike

ozark southpaw wrote:
Nice group Mike!  I like that Alpha ! The Duke of Dundee was made by Continental Briar,as was the Royal Duke of Dundee.



Yes, but isn't there a connection to Sparta? I read somewhere that the Dr Grabow "Duke" lines of pipes came from this pipe via Continental -> HLT -> Dr Grabow.  It does accept a Dr Grabow filter.
JoeMan

I too like that Alpha...and the Trapwell apple with square shank is a great design!

All of the Sierra's (stamped USA) I've seen have the earlier (Shalom / Israel) "A" logo on the stem, and not the newer "A" that Grabow used for the Sparta-made Alphas.  Unless someone knows better, I'm assuming a ton of parts came to Sparta from Israel...and that these are leftover Israel stems used on bowls made in Sparta.
ozark southpaw

PDXMike wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Nice group Mike!  I like that Alpha ! The Duke of Dundee was made by Continental Briar,as was the Royal Duke of Dundee.



Yes, but isn't there a connection to Sparta? I read somewhere that the Dr Grabow "Duke" lines of pipes came from this pipe via Continental -> HLT -> Dr Grabow.  It does accept a Dr Grabow filter.


Yeah, I believe there is a connection,and it may very well be through HLT--can't remember,but it has been discussed here --somewhere.
pipesbywhitney

Here's some of the Sparta-made Alphas:

JoeMan

Dave...do you still have the one on the upper left??  Or sold long ago?
pipesbywhitney

JoeMan wrote:
Dave...do you still have the one on the upper left??  Or sold long ago?


They have all been sold along the way somewhere ... sorry Joe! I had one like it that was in the rough and I finished it out, had the factory stamp it with the 2010 DGCF special stamp we had made back then, and then gave it to Steve because he didn't have one of those stamps in his collection. I don't particularly collect pipes other than those I smoke and even that gets out of hand occasionally. I think that style is called the Flying Saucer ...Dave
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