Art Deco style

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Two aluminium Art Deco style system pipes. At left: Mello-pure with replaceable briar inserts under the finned screw-in bowl cap. At right: The inimitable “Aristocob” – shown with a replaceable corncob inserts that fits under the screw-in bowl cap. From the Johnny Long collection – PCoL #UK603F.

Dadson Dry Smoke Pipe

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All briar with bakelite stem. Marked ‘DADSON’ then a patent number, 6, ‘LONDON MADE’. Brian Oliver collection, and among his most treasured pipe possessions.

Dadson Dry Smoke Filters

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Packet marked: H. H. DADSON & CO (PROPRIETERS SHAW SON & CO) 49 NEW CAVENDISH ST., LONDON W1′. AND a box of MEDICO filters which fit USA made Medico pipes and others such as the CHAPS. Brian Oliver collection – PCoL UK #UK347F.

Carey’s “Magic Inch”

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Showing Dr. Carey’s unique invention, the “Papyrate” filter. Brian Oliver collection. The straight pipe is stamped: “Made in London England.”

Chap – French

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Anodized aluminium, briar bowl. Marked: Brevete France Etranger Model – Depose Made in France. Bought for Briarn by a colleague in Nice. The pipe takes Medico filters. Interestingly, Tony Pringle, the most prolific of the system pipe collectors does not seem to have a CHAP in his SMOKING METAL collection.