It's a great organization--consider joining. I quickly realised that there was very little information on the make generally, and often the information published was inaccurate. These, together with other dated examples I have seen and original catalogues have enabled me to considerably flesh out some of the previously published facts. I have also been fortunate to have had several long discussions with Jacques Cole who was at St. I am also fortunate to have a history of the company written by Louis Comoy in the s and believe that the history given as an introduction is as definitive as possible.
G. L. Pease - Pieces from My Collection
The Comoy pipe is historically significant. Henri Comoy, son of Louis, established Comoy's of London in where most Comoy pipes have been made since. Sometime in the s, Comoy was bought or absorbed into Cadogan Industries, who continue to make the Comoy pipe today. There is much more to be added to this page, with more pipes and some additional information about dating and provenance of various models Derek Green has done an amazing job of picking up the torch and running with it, as far as dating and other historical aspects of the Comoy pipe is concerned. His website is an excellent resource, and anyone interested in Comoy pipes would be well advised to have a look. In the background can be seen a magnum sized Comoy Sandblast Extraordinaire, shape - truly a remarkable pipe.
Comoy Estate Pipe 1950's Extraordinaire Rhodesian
There are certain changes of nomenclature that occurred over the long history that assist in arriving at approximate time scales. These changes include:. It should also be remembered that, as the stamps used for stamping pipes got worn, new ones would have been ordered and used alongside the old ones and there could therefore be overlapping of different style. If the band has the following three marks it is made of silver. There is always the possibility that the silver bands may have been ordered in by the factory in batches and therefore could have been used up over several months and be a year out of date by the time they were applied to the pipe.
Therefore it seems probable that the Everyman I put in my sub-group of unrestored pipes to be fast-tracked is from the same period. This was my second Everyman London Pipe restoration, as well as one Guildhall, which leads me to suspect and there is a collective unity of pipe enjoyers out there, however nebulous, who seek out these inexpensive but fine seconds. Then there are Chapuis-Comoy, founded in , and the Chacom connection, starting in By admitting this was not a difficult job, I should note that I nevertheless decided upon an Everclear strip of the old stain to uncover the many pocks and scratches that were all over the outer surface rather than sanding the entirety of the stummel.