Cleaning up an Interesting 1960’s Brigham 122L Twin-Bore Poker

This is the first twin bore stem I have seen on a Brigham. Thanks Charles for posting it. Nice work as usual.


Before I came across this pipe, the only Poker in my Brigham collection was one that I had inherited from my father. I prefer to view those pipes as keepsakes rather than smokers, so I was happy to come across this Standard grade 1-Dot poker in a lot of pipes I purchased from a local piper.

The pipe was in fairly good estate condition when I started working on it, with the major issues being a heavily oxidized stem and a bit of lava stuck in the wire-cut rim rustication. The briar’s finish was worn, especially on the sides of the bowl, the chamber had a decent layer of carbon cake in it, and the stem would need some work to remove tooth chatter and one larger dent, but overall there was nothing alarmingly wrong with the pipe.

Of particular interest to me was the Twin- Bore stem on this…

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