Rökringar ( Smoke Rings ) no.76
In the last issue we started a series of articles on the Ivarsson family. The first article was about Sixten Ivarsson, who just after WW II laid the foundation for modern Scandinavian pipe-making. This time we have a presentation of Sixten’s son Lars.
In December last year the first international pipe-show took place in China. It was attended by a wide range of pipemakers from all over the world. Two of those were Love and Sara Geiger from Sweden. They tell us about their experiences from a very exciting journey.
An early method, used in the beginning of the last century, to get a relief pattern on a pipe, was to heat it heavily. It eventually led to the sandblasting method used today. The amateur pipemaker Anders Pettersson has experimented with a variation of the original method and tells us about how he did it and his experiences from it.
As previously announced the Stanwell factory in Danish Borup was closed at the end of last year and the pipes are now made in Italy. Because of this there was an auction at the factory just before Christmas, when a lot of machines and materials were sold. We were there and can tell you all that happened.
The Pipe Club of Sweden arranges an annual pipe-auction, and the last one took place in the beginning of November. 40 members took the opportunity to attend (more than ever before) and together with all bids on the net, it was a very lively bidding and everything was sold.
We also tell you about a very unusual Dunhill pipe, made in France during WW II and a lot of other things.