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Dr. Grabow pipe age?

UbiquitousUbiquitous Member
edited October 2016 in Other Forms of Tobacco
So, I was just enjoying a bit of MacBaren Vanilla Creme in an old Grabow Crown Duke that was given to me a few years back. It has a Vulcanite stem with the Grabow spade on it. Google turned up nothing the last time I tried to look it up.

Does anyone know when Dr. Grabow pipes were switched off of the Vulcanite?


  • CobguyCobguy Member
    edited October 2016 PM
    The Crown Duke line was started around 1964.  I also found no reference to the stem materials changing but did come across this page recently:,Line)_Names_Through_the_Years

    Hope it's of some help!  :)

    Edit: I can't get the whole link to work so you'll need to just copy/paste it
  • @cobguy

    That's a great article, thanks. it only tells me that the pipe was made after 1964 though. I was hoping to narrow it down a bit, but it's a start.

    The pipe belonged to a guy I worked with a few years back. He gave me a collection of pipes, this one included. He said that he hadn't smoked in many years.

    I actually have another Grabow in my collection with a Vulcanite stem as well. A bent Riviera. When I first acquired them I was dumbfounded. I have always known them to have those cheap ABS plastic stems.
  • Glad I could help a little.  I've got a few older ones ... Westbrook, Standard, Adjustomatic ... they have always been solid smokers and required very little care.  Good luck in your research!  
  • edited October 2016 PM
    Hi, You can find all the info you need  on Grabow Pipes here,I am a member there with user name TigerJack, ; ;
    If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It!
  • @TigerJackshere

    Thanks, I'll check that out.
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