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Here we have a true relic. Made circa 1851-1910. I lack the scholarly background to date it more precisely, but those are the years the Colossus Pipe Factory operated. This one is stamped with the old Colossus stamp, so it was probably pre-1883 (the year they were bought out by KBB), but that stamp may have been in use as late as 1910.

This gem has gold studs and twisted gold wire inlaid in the bowl. It has a gold-plated band, with some of the plating worn off. The stem is horn, screws in, and still fits tight and straight - some visible patterning on the horn, but no obvious trouble cracks.

This beauty may be over 100 years old, but it will smoke like a dream for years to come. I hope it finds a home where it will be well cared for.

Overall length: 5"
Chamber width: 3/4"
Chamber depth: 1 1/2"

Information on the Colossus Pipe Factory (erroneously known as the Consolidated Pipe Factory in places) is hard to come by, but her are a few good sources:


http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Colossus_Pipe_Factory
http://www.finepipes.com/pipes/american/consolidated-pipe-factory-cpf

"C.P.F.: Brand created in 1851 by Consolidated (or Colossus) Pipe Factory (Chesterfield Pipe Factory), taken over by KB&B in 1883"
From: http://www.pipephil.eu/logos/en/logo-c1.html


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I deal in restored pipes - mostly briars. I've fully refurbished over 200 pipes, and my briars are better than new at half the price.

Why buy a refurbished pipe?
Let me count the reasons...
1 - No risk of bad stock. When buying a new briar, there is always a chance of getting one made from a flawed piece of briar - they can lead to unavoidable burnout or cracking. With a previously smoked pipe, you know you're getting a solid piece of briar.
2 - No need to break it in. I leave a thin cake in each of my pipes, meaning that you don't need to wrack your nerves slowly babying your pipe through the first few smokes - it's already prepared to take a delicious flavor with no risk of burning.
3 - Better finish. Many low and mid range briars come varnished. The finish on these pipes will crack and discolor with smoking. I strip the varnish off of my pipes and finish them properly with oil and carnauba wax, for a beautiful luster that won't fade with smoking.
4 - Price. Even a cheap briar will cost upwards of $30 new. My pipes start at $15, and most are priced around half their value new.
5 - Guarantee. I guarantee every pipe I sell. Within 30 days, you can return it for a refund or exchange with no questions asked. Your pipe doesn't quite suit you? No problem. I will find you a pipe that you love or give you a complete refund. Try to find that kind of guarantee on a new pipe.
6 - Service. I service every pipe that I sell. If you break it, sour it, or just want it shined up, I offer all the necessary repair and maintenance services at very reasonable prices.


Other products
Castleford vinyl pipe and tobacco pouch - $10.
Castleford vinyl roll-up tobacco pouch - $8.
Pipe Tool, stainless - $5
Zippo Pipe Lighter - $20.
Pipe cleaners - $5/bundle of 100.


Services

Basic Service (Ream, Sweeten, Clean, Buff) - $5
Complete Refurbish (Ream, Sweeten, Clean, Strip, Refinish) - $10
Vulcanite Stem Replacement - $10 ($20 for churchwardens)
Lucite or specialty stem replacement (check for availability and price)


All services are available by mail for the additional price of postage.

Over 100 Year Old C.P.F. Classic Bent


Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Briar, Vulcanite, Steel, aluminum
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 132 reviews
  • Listed on Apr 5, 2012
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