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Everything you want to know about the pipe, THE
SMOKE, and Venturi pipes.
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The shell of a the
pipe was manufactured of compression molded phenolic
resin, more commonly known as Bakelite, and even more commonly known as
plastic. The bowl was lined with pyrolytic graphite. Here are a couple
of diagrams showing the terms used to describe the parts of the
…Fortunately for me,
nearly all pipe smokers dislike the way these pipes smoke and so it has
not been too expensive to develop a collection of these plastic pipes
with pyrolytic graphite bowl liners. I was lucky enough to buy a few
pipes in original packaging with inserts that gave some background
along with a pretty hard sell. Thus began a search for more information
about the construction, marketing, and history of these pipes.
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Last update: 2013-10-05