This shape 42 Bent Billiard is no exception. The pipe had been quite gently used before it came to my worktable. The exterior of briar and stem were greasy and dirty, and a film of lava covered most of the rim. It was hard to tell how much cake was in the bowl as the chamber walls were lined with a fair bit of the last tobacco smoked. The stem was in exceptional estate condition under the grime — very little oxidation, and almost no tooth marks at the bit. The top side was slightly rough, and the bottom side had just a hint of one shallow tooth dent.
Dating elite lady nerves and cigars. As an aid clay tobacco pipes written by mark irwin. At milan tobacconists.
Probably a good idea to take a skim through the Comoy’s Dating guide on Pipedia. Very hard to date these pipes accurately. Most Comoy’s I have I can only.
Very Near Mint! Made in London, England. Condition is Used in Very Good Condition. No International Shipping. Pre-owned overall used very good condition. The briar has gorgeous sandblasted grain that is in very good shape with no chips, cracks, or dents.
Late in the summer of I received an email on rebornpipes blog from Barry in Portland, Oregon. He wrote that his Dad was a gracious, dignified and dedicated father, businessman and community leader for many years in Fresno, California where he was raised. He acquired his pipes when he gave up smoking cigarettes in the s. Barry and I corresponded back and forth and concluded our deal.
The Comoy brand has been taken over by Cadogan Investments (Hallmarks on band) HC (In title block), [leopard head] [Lion passant] [Date letter] two lines) “London Made” stamping may be found on Comoy’s pipes from.
It’s a great organization–consider joining. I quickly realised that there was very little information on the make generally, and often the information published was inaccurate. These, together with other dated examples I have seen and original catalogues have enabled me to considerably flesh out some of the previously published facts.
I have also been fortunate to have had several long discussions with Jacques Cole who was at St. I am also fortunate to have a history of the company written by Louis Comoy in the s and believe that the history given as an introduction is as definitive as possible. Francois Comoy and his brothers started making pipes probably clays, boxwood and beech in in the small monastic town of Saint-Claude in eastern France.
Claude and his son Louis discovered that briar had vastly superior qualities and, from , made pipes only in this wood. Henri set up a small factory in Seven Dials, which is today known as Cambridge Circus. Louis took the name of his adoptive parents.
There are certain changes of nomenclature that occurred over the long history that assist in arriving at approximate time scales. These changes include:. It should also be remembered that, as the stamps used for stamping pipes got worn, new ones would have been ordered and used alongside the old ones and there could therefore be overlapping of different style. If the band has the following three marks it is made of silver.
Comoy’s Collectors Thread:: Pipes: Show Us Your (fill in the blank) Mainly the three-part C stem logo pipes from the pre-Cadogan take over, dating from the.
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Cased display of eight clay pipes, all with novelty bowls.
Dating back to the mids for the start of their pipe making history the family has firmly rooted themselves as a stalwart in pipe making. Focusing on classic pipe shapes and styles which in the early s the pipe names were replaced by numbers in their catalog, it has been that way ever since. In particular the Canadian and bulldog shapes, in my opinion.
Indeed, the current English Comoy and French Chacom a large family business originated in the region of Saint Claude. After the Second World War, Chacom.
Frank; a company with a rich history. As I learned more about the company, Bill, and the history, I decided to form my company, Greywoodie LLC, in order to make Kaywoodie and other underrepresented pipes more available to pipe smokers everywhere. Frank, as it exists today, is a combination of some of the biggest names in pipe making from the early part of the 20th Century. Sometime before , the Dinwoodie name had been discontinued and the Kaywoodie name was beginning to be used on an extensive line of pipes that was so popular, it eventually became the name of the company.
The origin of the name Kaywoodie is a combination of the letter K, from Kaufman Brothers of KBB, and wood, in reference to the briar used in their pipes. Not much is known of the original KBB company other than it was started in by the German born Kaufman brothers when they opened a small pipe shop in the Bowery section of New York City. In the back room of this shop, they made their first pipes. From this meager beginning, the Kaywoodie name and organization was to emerge.
Cadogan have continued to manufacture Comoy pipes to the present day and, under Michael Adler, the Comoy brand is their flagship and efforts are comoy.
Know the man? He has become the gold standard for our collecting pastime for visionary thought and expression through word and camera. The wait is over. In connection with the Chicagoland exhibition May of his collection of Comoy Blue Riband briars, Roan has prepared an extensive companion guidebook and first-ever complete history of one of the most talked-about brands including an extensive shape, dating, and name listing. Few contemporary pipe-books embody this level of sophisticated research required to tell such a story.
Much the same can be said of the photography and complementary graphic design of the book- brilliant! Beautifully composed, it is also artistically constructed of the finest printing materials.