American Estates: Kaywoodie Carburetor Smooth Billiard (22) (U.S. Patent) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-5574

The Kaywoodie "Carburetor" was first introduced way back in '36, distinguished by a metal fitting at the bottom of the chamber which was designed to help "regulate the airstream" or some such. I've never tried one, so I couldn't say how effective this extra bit of engineering really is, though belief in the concept has sufficiently endured that we've received even highly collectable Dunhill estates whose previous owners had taken it upon themselves to drill holes in the bottoms of their pipes' bowls. (Really, really, really not recommended, by the way. Extra holes put in at the factory are fine; aftermarket ones, to put it lightly, not so much.) The funny thing about this particular Kaywoodie Carburetor, aside from some pretty nice flame grain, is that is still unsmoked. What makes that so funny is that they stopped making these things in 1976.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

U.S. PAT. 2082106

Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked
  • Length: 5.73 in./145.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: other
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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