METAL STEM & Plug in bowls
Many of these wrecked by folk not realising how the bowl is released. Pulling the bit out of the stem and twisting half turn in either direction releases the retaining pin and allows the bowl to come free of the stem
The lower and right hand adverts are from October 1962 Flying Magazine
The pipes were $6.95, bowls @ $3.50 and 3 filters were 25 cents
In the base of the bowl is a screw cap which when undone releases a ceramic filter. These filters came in plastic tubes containing three filters. As with all metal pipes, frequent cleaning is advisable to prevent any screws from becoming irretrievably sealed into pipe
This set of bowls was submitted by Rob van Loon a devotee of the pipe
The filters are at times available on ebay, but I have been told by Rob that soaking in alcohol (Everclear or IPA) can extend their life.
Short history of Kaywoodie
KBB was started in 1851 by the Kaufmann Brothers in New York in a small pipe shop in the Bowery, joining with a Mr Bondy, hence the KBB . The logo was a cloverleaf with a letter in each lobe, a trademark registered in 1881. The Kaywoodie (K =Kaufmann and Woodie for wood as in briar) was a pipe introduced in 191, followed later that year by the Dinwoodie, a name that disappeared around 1923. The Kaywoodie name stuck and eventually became the name of the company. In 1915 the company moved to Union City, New Jersey. They introduced the threaded drinkless screw-in mouthpiece in 1931. After moving again to Broadway in West New York in 1935 production increased at one time to 10,000 pipes a day. KBB also included the Yello-Bole as an outlet for lower grade briar. The London operation started in 1938, co –owned with Comoy’s of London.