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Thread #162452   Message #3867073
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
19-Jul-17 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
Subject: RE: cigs and e-ecigs in the folk scene
Just looked it up, Will. Interesting. The Gillette invention was Holmes using a Calabash pipe as a straight one obscured the actors face. In the books Conan-Doyle mentions three types. Briar, clay and cherry-wood but the shape is never mentioned! Clay would have been straight. I don't think I have ever seen a bent clay although the longer 'churchwarden' ones tend to have a curved stem. The cherry-wood pipes I have seen have generally had quite long straight stems with a curved mouthpiece. That leaves briar and there are loads of different shaped ones of those! Anyones guess as to what C-D had in mind :-)