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Wildcat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:23 am    Post subject: PipeSmoke Mag Alpha article  Reply with quote

Posting here cuz I hope those the "oldtimers" will participate.

http://www.pipesmokemag.com/0998/feature.htm

The article is about Sparta Industries/Lane from '98. Great picture of the pre smoker and some Alphas. Who are the gentlemen mentioned in the article? Anyone know them? Comments about the article from those in the know??? Learn me pleez...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About the only thing I can tell is that the machine pictured is not the pre-smoker! That particular machine is -IIRC- a two stage drilling machine,drills the airway and the mortize in the shanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: PipeSmoke Mag Alpha article Reply with quote

Wildcat wrote:
Posting here cuz I hope those the "oldtimers" will participate.

http://www.pipesmokemag.com/0998/feature.htm

The article is about Sparta Industries/Lane from '98. Great picture of the pre smoker and some Alphas. Who are the gentlemen mentioned in the article? Anyone know them? Comments about the article from those in the know??? Learn me pleez...


The article has been brought up and talked about a few times:
http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/ftopic492-0.php
http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=29482
http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/viewtopic.php?t=778&start=0

You can find more by searching "Alpha Pipes" using the search engine
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=015512864952736777695:x5zwqs9kiy8

Here's a thread on the pre-smoker:
http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/ftopic314-0.php

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ted
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BWT. This fills in some holes.

Cat, Still a great find. As we age this old information gets buried in the archives of the newspapers and magazines that originally printed it.
There is one, printed in the Charlotte Observer (I think) that I'd like to have a copy of, and couldn't find it.
I have a couple printed in the Winston Salem Journal, and one from Business NC. They are probably on here somewhere.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ozark southpaw wrote:
About the only thing I can tell is that the machine pictured is not the pre-smoker! That particular machine is -IIRC- a two stage drilling machine,drills the airway and the mortize in the shanks.


My mistake!! The description matched the photo (or at least it did in my feeble head!) Thanks for pointing it out to me!

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