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Are these pipes true vintage?

Discussion in 'The Glass House' started by cmbajr, Sep 4, 2016.


    cmbajr Active Member

    i found some pipes that are advertised as vintage but these pipes seem to look like something you could buy today but the one thing that makes me question is the roach clips that come in the pipes, iv never seen a rod have clip like this and the seller has other items that are advertised as vintage and in storage but I figured everything from that era would have been is worse condition even in storage but some of the items I can identify as true vintage so I'm wondering if anyone from the 60s/70s remembers seeing anything like this. And one of his items are wooden pipes from a company called "mello-Juana" if that rings a bell to any of our veteran smokers, thank for taking a look guyshttp://m.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-2-Tobacco-Pipes-4-Removable-Bowls-2-Cig-Clips-Free-Screens-Unused-/272333935833?nav=SEARCH

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the big spare bowl on the bottom with the groove around it, i definitely remember using those back in school, which would have been late 70s early 80s. the rest of it looks like it could be old, but i don't recall see that exact thing before.

    cmbajr Active Member

    Thank you for you input roger:bigjoint: hopefully some more people can shead some more light cuz I thought these looked modern but something was different like the mouth piece and the elbow looked pretty ood too

    lokie Well-Known Member

    Looks to be from the late 70s early 80s. I bought similar gear back in the day.
    I have not seen the clips come sold with a pipe in many many years.

    The different look to the elbow and clips appear to be tarnish. New the metals
    would likely be shiny.

    cmbajr Active Member

    So at one time back in the 70s they sold roach clips with pipes like this?
    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    You sure its a roach clip and not a tool for the bowl? Looks perfect for placing a hot coal or moving and unblocking and lifting bowl content.

    Just asking as roach clips are normaly sprung closed, not open for ease of passing around.

    testiclees Well-Known Member

    No i dont remember that. Roach clips were popular and there were some cool designs. I had a brass guitar roachclip in the 70's.

    I dont remember ever getting anything extra with a bowl except maybe a few screens. It brings back good memories seeing that vintage "marijuans paraphernalia.

    Edit...re the vintage memories , i thought those marble or soapstone pipes were on this page as well.

    cmbajr Active Member

    I see, but do these pipes and roach clips look to be of that era? And do you mean these? image.jpeg cuz I was wondering about seeing these around in those days as well and if they look like they could be vintage

    testiclees Well-Known Member

    Ya man those were made back in the day. I suppose its possible they are still being produced somewhere.

    CptNemo Well-Known Member

    Its a roach clip. You put the roach in and close it then slide the coiled piece up to lock it. The stone pipes in the last post can still be found on eBay today new.

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