THIS PIPE WAS RESTORED USING RE-MANUFACTURED PARTS MADE AT DKMETALPIPES. MADE AS CLOSE TO ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE - PLEASE READ ALL BELOW.
The following is from the Smoking Metals website;Bowers, out of Kalamazoo, Michigan USA. A pipe that can truly been referred to on ebay as "rare"
Not known how many were made of this complicated pipe/lighter, but few examples are currently known. Few have even seen this pipe at all. I have several but they do appear a bit more often lately (2012) but they are still not common.
Strange this one, carries its own lighter. Pull out the front piece and strike it along the flint on the side of the stem and lo, you have fire. Still cannot fathom how long the lighter fuel would last in proximity to a heat source. No one seems to have an example still with the flint striker plate intact.
It appears that the smoke is diverted to travel at least twice the length of the pipe. The flint holder is stamped Kalamazoo Mich USA pats pending on one edge and on the other Bowers Mfg Co
The Bowers came in a range of brilliant metallised colours as well as the brass and silver effect.
The pipe is faded a little more on one side than the other. It was hard to show in the photos so please look closely. Overall color of the pipe is still brilliant.The bit was missing -we made one as close to the original as possible including the aluminum inner smoke tubes. Installed a flint striker plate that works as it should, a quick flick and it lights right up.The bowl is perfect with a beautiful top grained briar insert.
The end cap is good, a few small nicks in the anodizing.
Length of pipe 6-1/4 inches Bowl height 1-1/4 inch, width 1-1/4 inch, chamber width 3/4 inch, bowl depth 7/8- inch.
Shipping: Will be shipped within 2 business days of payment. Item will be packed VERY carefully to assure it arrives in the same condition it is in now.
RESTORED VINTAGE METAL BOWERS MFG CO ESTATE PIPE WITH ALUM/BRIAR BOWL RARE
No refunds or returns. Please look at photos carefully as they are a big part of the description. If you have questions please contact us before purchasing.