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Metal Pipes

Metal Pipes

Postby HowlinWolf » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:21 pm

Are other metal pipes like the GBD/Plumb "Peacemaker," the Grabow "Viking," and the Kaywoodie "Filter-Plus" blatant ripoffs of the Falcon pipe
or are they different?
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby Falconeer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:45 pm

Most were attempts to get round Falcon's patents - Falcon even took Dr Grabow's to court over the Viking and won compensation.

In the 60s and late 70s there were umpteen brands of metal pipes on the go - I think I posted a piece here maybe a couple of years back on comparing Falcon's rivals - but here were more...many more throughout Scandinavia and Europe too than I have ever tried.

I cannot now recall the brand - Titan I think it might have been which had a truly different way of attaching the stem - the threading was on the inside of the smoke hole! The Titan itself had avery very slim body which really only comprised the centre tube and humidome.

Even F.W.Woolworths ("Woolies" sadly now defunct) chain store who had a branch in just about every town in the UK, put out a metal bodied pipe with detachable bowls under their own brand name of "Winfield" - I had one of those back in 1965 and it was the first metal pipe I ever bought - might hasve cost 10/6d or about £O.62 in new money ( quite a lot then as you could buy a Stonehaven then for 25p or 5/-)
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby BigCasino » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:18 pm

How about Kirstens I have a small collection of them
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actually I bought these from a guy who friend passed away and left these and several other pipes to him, and he sold the whole estate to me, so to the best of my knowledge these were all smoked by the same person
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby custodian » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:45 pm

Ooooh...KITTIES!
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby acaciavet » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:27 am

Great looking Cats old boy.God bless!
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby Falconeer » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:43 am

Must admit I never could take to the looks of a Kirsten, though I know many swear by them - but I do love the cats!
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby FlakedOut » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:52 pm

Kirstens are OK, but by God you have to be careful with bowl-locking screw :shock:
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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby Bri2k » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:03 pm

You're lucky those cats aren't smokers, although it looks like they're considering taking up the habit!

Nice collection, Harry!

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Re: Metal Pipes

Postby pibemagerie » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:20 pm

Here's an interesting link on metal pipes: http://www.smokingmetal.co.uk/a2z_index.php
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