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Old 05-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Old WDC Cambridge Refurb

I received this pipe in the mail yesterday. I like the pre - S.M. Frank WDC pipes. This one has an interesting shape I haven't seen before. And it was machined and finished with a few rather large briar defects. I originally thought it was a circa 1890-1900 pipe. But it turns out to have a Bakelite stem. So it has to be post 1907. 1910-ish maybe. The pipe is in surprisingly good shape and the refurb went well. It smokes good too! No musty aftertaste like you get in some oldtimers. Here's the before and after:



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