By Al Jones
Here’s another pre-Cadogan (or merger if you prefer) Comoy’s. The 409 shape is Comoy’s traditional bent bulldog, so it is surprising that I didn’t have one in my collection. This one arrived in favorable condition and looked like a simple clean up. The stem was oxidized and some light teeth marks, but no dents. The bowl had a few dings that would have to be steamed out.
I used a solution of Oxy-Clean on a cloth to remove the build-up on the bowl top. After reaming, the bowl was then soaked with alcohol and sea salt. The stem was also soaked in this solution overnight, with a dab of grease on the C-logo. The interior of the bowl was in great shape. There were a few dents on the bowl top, but they steamed out nicely with an iron set on “high” and a wet cloth folded double.
I used 800, 1000 and 2000 grit paper to remove the oxidation from the stem. I wrap it around a popsicle stick to keep the edges sharp. I then used 8000 grit micromesh, followed by buffing with White Diamond and Meguiars Plastic polish.
The bowl was polished with White Diamond and then several coats of Carnuba wax.
Below is the finished pipe.