By Al Jones
The 337 is one of several Prince shapes in the Comoy’s catalog. I was unable to determine when the shape was first seen. This pipe is a “Regent” and the first I’ve seen on my bench fro that line. This one didn’t require much work, there was mild oxidation on the stem, a few light teeth indentions, a mild cake and some build-up on the bowl top. Below is the shape from a 1970’s Comoy’s catalog, and the pipe as it was received.
I used a lighter to lift the two light teeth indentions. The build-up on the bowl top was removed with 2,000 grade wet paper and a 8,000 grade micromesh sheet. I reamed the slight cake and the bowl was soaked with alcohol and sea salt. Following the soak, the stem was mounted and oxidation removed with 800, 1,500 and 2,000 grade wet sandpaper. This was followed by 8,000 and 12,000 grade micromesh sheets. The stem was then buffed with White Diamond and Meguiars Plastic Polish. The bowl was buffed with White Diamond and several coats of Carnuba wax.
Below is the finished pipe.