Bookends! A Pair of 1970’s Brigham Norseman Pipes

I’m going to start adding some other posts besides amp building. A good place to start is with this new blog post from Charles Lemon taken from his blog Dad’s Pipes. I began smoking and restoring pipes last year and have learned a great deal reading his blog. It’s become a valuable reference as I learn the hobby.


Old friends,
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends.

– Simon & Garfunkel, Old Friends

Even a casual glance through the posts here at DadsPipes will quickly identify me as the vintage Brigham pipe fan that I am. I blame it on my father, who is, of course, not here to defend himself and therefore a safe target. His pipe collection, much of which now graces my pipe racks, consisted mainly of Brighams, made in his home town of Toronto from 1906 right up to 2001 when production moved to Italy.

In my mind, Brigham pipes are Everyman pipes – there was a Brigham to fit any budget, large or small. More importantly, they were quality pipes – even the lowly 1-Dot “Brigham Standard” pipe was built to last – and the Rock Maple filter system is one of the only pipe systems ever marketed that actually comes through on…

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  1. Thanks for the re-blog, David! Amp building and pipe restoration aren’t so very different. Each takes observation, planning, careful execution and attention to detail – and both jobs provide the instant gratification of having something beautiful and useful when you’re done!

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