Hit the local antique barn and found another couple usable pipes. A Dr. G "Grand Duke" (Pipedia says these were made c. 1964) and something that says "Screwster Imported Briar" on it. I couldn't find anything about it on Pipedia or Pipehil UK. Anyone know anything about 'em?
Did a little basic clean and polish and here's the result
Should make interesting additions to the rotation.
The only reference I could find to screwster was the urban dictionary, don’t go there!
Cleaned up nicely! All the grabows I have run across in antique stores look like they have been to hell and back.
Last Edit: May 11, 2023 21:45:40 GMT -5 by trailboss
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Update: oh no! I've made an embarrassing and humorous error. Upon further inspection, the pipe says "BREWSTER Imported Briar" which makes more sense. According to This great article by Steve at Reborn Pipes Brewsters were made by the Italian company Rossi in the mid 1960s as a promo for Sir Walter Raleigh. Guess I'll have to track down some SWR for authenticity's sake. Sorry for the misidentification.