METAL STEM & Plug in bowls
BAXTER PIPES, courtesy of Mike Robinson, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Mike's wife's great uncle was the inventor)
Having lost Mike's email address, I have to wait and see if he checks back
"The pipe was invented by Ernest Baxter, assisted by his brother Gaylord Baxter. The pipes were porduced in a home workshop in Gaylord's basement and sold at local fairs about a 50 mile radius of Fort Wayne." Mike says the the pipes were referred to in the family as Baxter pipes so is unable to acocunt for the model on this site that is impressed with the word SCOTTIE. He did say that there was a dog called Scottie in the family at the time! Two pipes were recently sold on ebay so I hope to obtain more details.
The tubing is such that the smoke travels 18 inches from bowl to bit, the slot in the stem being there to divert the smoke back round the shank again. Overall length is 6 1/16 inches (153 m/m) Check on US Patent Office reveals Pat No 2634732 issued 4 April 1953
there is mention of application 715421 Dec 11, 1946