“Tip & Tail” Repairs for a 1970’s Brigham 287 Bent Dublin

Nice cleanup on this one Charles. Same as always. Gotta love those old Brigham’s.

One fun side effect of cataloging my pipes in support of the Brigham Shape Chart project was that I learned which pipe shapes I owned already, and by extension, which shapes I did not have in the collection. So I was pleased when this Brigham 287 showed up in a recent estate purchase. This 2-Dot Bent Dublin fills in one more spot in my growing array of Brighams!

The pipe arrived in what I’d call “average well-used” estate condition. It had obviously been a favourite of its previous owner. The chamber carried a decent cake layer, and the wire-rusticated rim was mostly obscured by a thick layer of lava. The stem was heavily oxidized, and the bit was in rough shape, with tooth dents top and bottom and chunks missing from the lower button. An old Rock Maple filter was stuck in the aluminum tenon/filter holder.


The pipe is stamped…

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