Some helpful thoughts on dating older Yello-Bole pipes. Like Troy I love the old timers in this brand. Well done.
Well first off i accidentally deleted my before and refurbish pics off my camera before i could save them. So its just the after shots.I have actually had this pipe a while and just got around to working on it. In fact i cant recall where i got this pipe now , so I’m gonna guess Ebay.
This is a early production Imperial four digit (3151) Yello -Bole . Since i have no pictures of me working on the pipe ill break down how i date this pipe.
3151 ( In case you dont know Yello Bole uses same shape charts as Kaywoodie )
31- KB&B Yello-Bole Imperial, push tenon, black vulcanite stem (1932-1940’s) or if it was a Kaywoodie – Drinkless Kaywoodie Relief w/black vulcanite push-in stem (late 1920’s)
51- Medium billiard, short stem …
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