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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:05 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

That one eyed guy that did the wire carving... that's my theory, his proportions were off!

My grandfather only had one eye. He could pack a wallop with his left hand but never could seem to swat me with his right. I always knew to act up on his right side.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A guy I'm making a tamper for just sent me a Viscount 42 which I believe is the smallest I've had. It appears to be shorter than Toms Westy and looks like it has a rather small chamber bore,needs reaming.  Think it's like Kenny's 46-Lark sized.

Wes,good to see you around!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Grabow #42 Reply with quote

ted wrote:


Been wanting to do this for a while..
Why is the middle, Westbrook #42, smaller and taller than the other two?

Top one is from 1959/60 because it has an aluminum pin that holds the female part in place. When the Continentals were introduced there were some thin shanks that were so thin that the female part wouldn't hold.. thus the "pin".

Bottom one is from 1980/81.

Middle one is a Westbrook from about 1964/65.

Why is the Westbrook 1/3 smaller?
...And don't say "because it is a Westbrook coupon pipe" because I know that no coupon pipes were made intentionally smaller and why would Grabow make a smaller version of the #42 just to sell 150 or so every year.
There is also a smaller version of the #25..... best I remember.
I have an opinion, but would appreciate any input.
Sorry, 'aint a real good picture...  ted


Wanting to hear your opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Spade.. My opinion is ...
That Grabow ran out (used up) the ebischons to make the #42 and the #25 in about 1964/5. That was 1 year after the first Surgeon Generals report on smoking. The pipe makers, including Grabow, absolutely couldn't keep up with demand.

These pipes were in the RJR shape chart for Westbrook, Berwyck, Belvedere, and Emperor, so Grabow had .........HAD to keep making them, so Grabow just downsized them to a smaller version.

Once the market slowed down ebischons were available and so Grabow went back to the original size..  

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