I have kept many of them and others I have passed on to other pipemen and women. Borlum is one of those vintage names. There is still a long history following that for which I wanted further information. I was left wondering about the variations in the stampings on the Kaufmann Brothers and Bondy pipes. I had no idea why there was a variation in stamping. I decided to do some digging online to see if I could get more information regarding this variation.
I recently found this little jewel on eBay. It was listed as a French Briar, but it had a unique charm to it that no one else seemed to see. I got it for not even a song, just a clearing of the throat.
I had found out these were quite rare and was lucky to win the bid on it. I was thinking after some initial research that these pipes were from around — early s. Bakelite was invented in , so this pipe was likely made from to , as the Bakelite was quite the technological wonder of the time, and was used in many products still in use today.