I really like the London & Dublin line–it was the highest of Peterson’s high-grades for many, many years. Excellent restoration from Mark!
Up for your viewing pleasure is the rebirth of an old Peterson’s pipe. It’s marked Peterson’s London and Dublin and X105 London Made over England. I won’t try to estimate the age but it must have been lightly smoked and stored for many years, maybe in the sunlight. The stem was oxidized so badly that I wondered if vulcanite stems were maybe produced in brown! It looked like a new stem with no tooth chatter, just a medium brown color smooth to the touch. The stummel was fill free but it looked like the finish was totally gone except for a few spots. The rim had some scorch marks with light buildup. The chamber had a thin cake that I reamed a little bit more to smooth it out.
First order of business is always do the oxyclean soak on the stem while I do the alcohol/cotton ball soak in…
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