Thanks Troy for the great information. I learned something this morning – I never knew Grabow made these. I want to reblog this to give readers of rebornpipes access to this information.
I have been keeping my eye out for a Wimbledon pipe for quite a while, passing on several mostly because it was not the shape number i desired.I was hopping to find a #690 and had passed on one a few months ago and have been kicking myself since.I spotted this one on Ebay last week and knew it was the one i had been waiting for.I made a”Best Offer” on the sellers price and a deal was struck.
It was the right shape number of # 690 ( Lg. Billiard) and looked to be in excellent shape with a excellent blast. It just need a good cleaning and removal of some stem oxidation and chatter.
There is incorrect information regarding these pipes on the internet that i would like to bring attention to, so i will be covering the history and facts of these pipes.
If you look up…
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