Comoy’s 184 Pebble Grain Restoration

By Al Jones

This was a simple clean up of a classic Comoy’s bent billiard, this one in Pebble Grain finish. The 3-piece, drilled “C” stem logo is from the pre-Cadogan era (1981 or earlier). I wasn’t able to determine when the Pebble Grain finish was introduced. The pipe was in overall very good condition, with a mildy oxidized stem and some build-up on the bowl top.

The bowl was reamed of the mild cake. I used a wet cloth and then a worn piece of scotch-brite pad to remove the build-up on the bowl top. I soaked the bowl with alcohol and sea salt. The interior of the bowl was in excellent condition.

A dab of grease was applied to the C on the stem, for the soak in a mild Oxy-Clean solution. After the stem and bowl were soaked, the stem was mounted to remove the oxidation. Wet paper in 800, 1,500 and 2,000 grade were used followed by 8,000 and 12,000 grades of micromesh. The stem was then buffed with White Diamond and Meguiars Plastic Polish. The bowl was hand waxed with Halycon wax.

Below is the finished pipe.

3 thoughts on “Comoy’s 184 Pebble Grain Restoration

  1. Darryl Crum

    I purchased some pipes at a church sale this spring and one of those pipes is a Comoy’s 184 but it is made of apple wood (I believe). A problem with the pipe is that the branding was placed right where the smoker would place his hand and so I have to use a magnifier to see the name and number. The pipe does not have a C on the mouthpiece but instead has the sterling silver spigot has the HC in a chamfered rectangle.

    The pipe needs cleaned but I am not inclined to clean it in case I do a bad job of it. I would rather sale it as is and let the new owner clean it. Can you please give me your advice on that. Should I risk cleaning and buffing the pipe before I try to sell it or should I let the collector do the cleaning?

    DG Crum

    1. upshallfan Post author

      Comoy’s never used applewood, so it has to be made of briar. If you don’t know how to properly clean a pipe, you can definitely do more damage than good. It’s hard to comment or provide advice, without seeing pictures of the pipe.


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