Troy did a great job on this one and gives us some excellent information on the dating of KW pipes. I thought it would be worth reblogging for the information. Thanks Troy.
I acquired this unrestored Kaywoodie 76B Relief Grain from my friend Shae who runs Vintage Pipes on Etsy. Thank you Shae.
Visit his shop sometime and look around .He has some fine pipes and pipe accessories for sale.
This was a Kaywoodie shape i have in a Super Grain and its a favorite of mine .I wanted to also add one to my sandblast Relief Grain collection.
The pipe other than faded and dirty was in excellent condition.
When i went to unscrew the stem the metal collar had stuck to the tenon stinger and unscrewed from the pipe.
This is a result of sitting uncleaned for a long period of time and or sitting too tight allowing corrosion to build up from moisture left in the pipe. Its a easy fix though.
I was pleased its a early Relief Grain 4 hole stinger model. Relief Grain’s were first introduced in…
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