I picked up this 1940’s NOS rusticated Imperial off EBAY . Its a Kaywoodie shape # 11 large billiard . That’s one of my favorite of all billiard shapes and sizes.
It needed some very slight work . The stem was pretty lackluster from being in storage for so many years.
It had the newer style stinger in it. I think they switched over too these during WW II. The stem was really tight from the wood being so dry. It squeeked something terrible removing it. I was nervous the shank was gonna crack. Luckily it came apart with no damage to the shank.
I sanded the stem lightly with some 2500 grit then oiled the shank with some mineral oil and a Q-tip.I then put a light coat of bees wax on the tenon. The stem glides in and out now slick as a ribbon. I also switched the stinger with a nice older style Yello -Bole one.
I gave the whole pipe a rub down with mineral oil and let it soak in for a couple of hours.
From the price tag of 1.50 on the bowl seal i can date this pipe to early to late 40s. This ad is from a 1942 Popular Mechanics magazine.
After the mineral oils soaked in i gave the pipe a light buff on my buffing wheel .
I also picked up this NOS Yello-Bole tobacco pouch. Its pre-upc code and my guess is sometime in the 1960’s
These will not be display items as i plan on using them as they were intended.
I figure what better way to break in my 1940’s Yello-Bole pipe than with some of my 1940’s Edgeworth Ready Rubbed.
Its rough work i know, but it has to be done . 🙂
I opened up the Yello Bole tobacco pouch and i thought someone might be interested in some pictures of it.
Its a pretty decent tobacco pouch actually. Nothing fancy ,but basic and good quality.
This advertisement was inside it as well.