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lifeon2

Kaywoodie Master List

This is what I have so far if you have anything to add to model information or a model I have missed please feel free to add to it. Thanks to KWguy for adding a few models and correcting a bunch of production years. Thanks to everyone on the forum for allowing the use of pictures from your personal collections and knowledge from your brains. Tony pringle got back to me from smokingmetals.co.uk and said we could use his stuff as well.

“500” - Low end pipes- 1957 - 1967






“600”  - Low end pipes - 1958 - 1967



Air Way - London made




Allbriar – Briar wood stem made from 1952 to 1955 -


All Briar Meerschaumlined - 1954-1955


Baffin -



Block Meerschaum - late 1930's- 1970




Calabash – 1938-1968 only marking is shamrock on the stem -


Campus – One of the two smallest models production began in 1957 - Current



Campus White Briar - 1964-1973



Carburetor – produced 1936-1941 and again from 1948-1976 - The first run has the patent number stamped int the pipe while the second run does not. It is presumed that production was originally stopped due to war time aluminum shortages.


Carved Heads - mid 1930's - 1966






Centennial - 1946-1967


Chessman – English made by Oppenheimer pipes - Image provided by pipephil.eu


Chesterfield – Made 1924-1971 -


Chinrester - 1951-1968 more of a shape than a named line



Collectors-1930's and 40's Magnum sized pipes



Collectors oversized pipes - 1930's-1940's


Collectors - 1971-1973


Colt - One of the two smallest models produced from 1968 - 1976



Connoisseur – made 1947-1972 and again from 1996 to current day -




Continental - Made in England



Coral White Briar – Made 1958 to 1972 -


Custom Grain – Made 1960-1971 -




Doctor's Pipe - 1955-1958



Dr Mini -



Drinkless - 1927-1950, 1967 to present


Drinkless made in England -




Durobit –Made 1966-1972 with a double bore stem to resist chewing -


Early Kaywoodie – Made from 1919-1926, Clover on top of the stem with Kaywoodie arched over the KBB logo in a clover leaf on the shank -




Embassy - 1975-1976


Filter Pipe – Made 1961-1968 -





Filter Plus – Made 1955-1959 Pictured below is the gold toned Deluxe which was available from 1957-1959. The standard model was silver.



Filtronic – Made 1971-1975 -



Fine Line – U.S. and English made versions began produced from 1956-1976 on and off



Flame Grain –Made 1937 to present early flame grains were stamped flame grain over Kaywoodie -






Flame Grain Meerschaum lined -






Flame Grain Meerschaum – Made 1950-1955 with a removable inner meerschaum bowl -






Gale – Made 1938-1942 with a wind cap and a 4 hole stinger -


Handmades old style - 1946-1955, but maybe even earlier in the 40's when clean briar was not available during the war



Handmades- new era 1998 to present


Hi-Bowl – Made 1961-1966


Impulse - One of two brylon pipes tried and quickly abandoned in the 1980s

Kohinoor - While not an actual line the shapes 33K 1935-1938 and 42K 1936-1938 are two of the rarest Kaywoodie shapes so I decided to add them as kind of a side note the the rarity. Pictured below is the 42K.



La Roche – French made - Image provided by pipephil.eu




Lady – Smaller pipe with rhinestones -


Leather Wrap - photo courtesy of pipephil.eu


Liberty Bell – Made in 1976 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S - photo courtesy of pipephil.eu





London Made -




Magnum – Made 1974-1989 single white spot stem logo -


Mandarin – Made 1958-1967 with a bamboo stem -


Mandarin Fireside - 1960-61

Marmont - One of two brylon pipes tried and quickly abandoned in the 1980s



Matched Grain – Made 1938-1969 - photo courtesy of pipephil.eu






Matt De Luxe -



Matte Grain - 1975-1976




Meerschaum – Made 1958-1968
Kaywoodie Meerschuam, catalog states Flame Grain quality briar, with meerschaum liner.


Meerschaum Character - 1951-1958 Available in  George Wasington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Stonewall Jackson, Daniel Boone, Theodore Roosevelt, Sir Walter Raleigh, Mephisto, Columbus and more.  




Minaret - London made -






Miniatures - late 1950's




Natural Burl - 1957 - 1962


Ninety Fiver - 1946-1967



Original – Made 1961-1970 -


Oversize Kaywoodie -






Premier – Produced only in 1928 – photo courtesy of pipephil.eu








President - photo courtesy of pipephil.eu




Prime Grain - 1958-1976




Prime Grain Godet - 1977-1989

Red Root – Introduced in 1976 -



Regent  - 1963-1972 with a Cumberland stem -


Photo courtesy of www.danhellerphoto.com




Relief Grain - 1947-present, also some in the late 20's some were produced with the stamps "made in the usa for export" these have become quite collect-able





Relief Grain meerschaum lined - 1961-1976 on and off






Ruby Grain - London made -


Ruff Tone – Introduced in 1977 -






Rustica – Made 1965-1967 -



Samuel Pepys – French made by GBD –



Saxon – Italian made 1978 to current -








Setter – Made 1955-1968 -



Shellcraft – Italian made in the early 2000 U.S. made prior -





Silhouette – Made 1943-1972 all were fit with a metal band and came in a sandblast finish -




Signet - made from 1956 to 1972


Standard - 1950 to present


Stembiter -








Straight Grain - mid 1930's, 1963-1971, 1999-2000




Straight Grain Meerschaum Lined -


Streamliner - 1955


Streamliner White Briar - 1955


Suntan – 1928- late 1950s More current models made in England -






Super Grain -

Also available as a churchwarden




Super Grain Synchro-Lok - 1968-1970






The Drinkless Peer - Marked aged bruyere on the right side and The Drinkless Peer on the left. It is a push stem with a drinkless marked 4 hole stinger and is marked drinkless in cursive script on the top of the stem.











The Drinkless Shellcraft – White logo on stem in the shape of a drinkless stinger, push stem indicating that it was produced prior to 1930 with no KBB logo –






Thorn – 1928 –late 1950s -





Traveller – English made -


Tuckaway  - 1950s model was a smaller version of standard models and from  1961-1967  military mount in various lines. The first two pictures are of the earlier models.



Twin Bowl Meerschaum -


This is an example of the 60s model



Twin Bowl - 19402



Unique - London made - made from the late 1960's to the late 1970's








White Briar – Made 1951-1989 –




Kaywoodie Seconds:

Bentley US – Stamped Bentley real briar with a single red dot logo on the side of the stem – photo courtesy of pipephil.eu


Devonshire – Two different stem stampings were used, what appears to be a red 4 leaf clover or rounded + sign and a yellow drinkless stinger -  images from comused.com. The second pipe shows the mission briar stamp indicating that american burls such as manzanita was used/







Notes:
Imported Briar stamp was introduced in 1935

Up until the late 40s or early 50s the logo was on top of the stem, there are some exceptions

Pup - 1945 - 1955 Made in the same shapes but shorter in length and holding about 1/2 the tobacco. Moved to note as it was not considered its own line just a shrunk down version at the time.
Wildcat

Great list/tool! You should "sticky" this so it's an easy reference to find.
lifeon2

Done
Wildcat

admin wrote:
Done
Cool
bosun

I have a "Signet", no shape number, no "imported briar".  Has "kaywoodie" over "signet" so this would make it post 1950 if I have everything right.  Still in the "early confusion" stage!
Steverino

Re: Kaywoodie models

admin wrote:
This is what I have so far if you have anything to add to model information or a model I have missed please feel free to add to it.

“500” and “600”  - Low end pipes -

Allbriar – Briar wood stem made from 1952 to late 60s -

Calabash – 1938-1968 only marking is shamrock on the stem -

Campus – One of the two smallest models production began in 1968 -

Carburetor – produced 1937-1938 and again from 1948-1976 -

Chessman – English made by Oppenheimer pipes -

Chesterfield – Made 1924-1971 -

Colt - One of the two smallest models production began in 1968 -

Connoisseur – made 1947-1972 and again from 1996 to current day -

Coral White Briar – Made 1958 to 1972 -

Custom Grain – Made 1960-1971 -

Durobit –Made 1966-1972 with a double bore stem to resist chewing -

Early Kaywoodie – Made from 1919-1924, Clover on top of the stem with Kaywoodie arched over the KBB logo in a clover leaf on the shank -

Filter Pipe – Made 1961-1968 -

Filter Plus – Made 1955-1959 -

Filtronic – Made 1971-1975 -

Fine Line – U.S. and English made versions began production in 1968 - 2

Flame Grain –Made 1937 to present early flame grains were stamped flame grain over Kaywoodie -

Flame Grain Meerschaum – Made 1950-1955 with a removable inner meerschaum bowl -

Gale – Made 1938-1942 with a wind cap and a 4 hole stinger -

Handmade -

Hi-Bowl – Made 1961-1966

La Roche – French made -

Lady – Smaller pipe with rhinestones -

Leather Wrap -

Liberty Bell – Made in 1976 to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S -

Magnum – Made 1974-1989 single white spot stem logo -

Mandarin – Made 1960-1967 with a bamboo stem -

Matched Grain – Made 1938-1969 -

Matte Grain - 1

Meerschaum – Made 1958-1968 -

Original – Made 1961-1970 -

Oversize Kaywoodie -

Premier – Produced only in 1928 –

President -

Red Root – Introduced in 1976 -

Regent  - 1968-1969 with a Cumberland stem -

Ruff Tone – Introduced in 1977 -

Rustica – Made 1965-1967 -

Samuel Pepys – French made by GBD –

Saxon – Italian made 1978 to current -

Setter – Made 1955-1968 -

Shellcraft – Italian made in the early 2000 U.S. made prior - 1

Silhouette – Made 1943-1972 all were fit with a metal band and came in a sandblast finish -

Standard -

Suntan – 1928- late 1950s More current models made in England -

Super Grain - 1

The Drinkless Shellcraft – White logo on stem in the shape of a drinkless stinger, push stem indicating that it was produced prior to 1930 with no KBB logo –

Thorn – 1928 –late 1950s -

Traveller – English made -

White Briar – Made 1951-1989 –

Kaywoodie Seconds:

Bentley US – Stamped Bentley real briar with a single red dot logo on the side of the stem –

Devonshire – Two different stem stampings were used, what appears to be a red 4 leaf clover or rounded + sign and a yellow drinkless stinger -

Notes:
Imported Briar stamp was introduced in 1935

Up until the late 40s or early 50s the logo was on top of the stem, there are some exceptions


As far as I can see, two model names are missing:  Drinkless and Signet.

To my knowledge, the Drinkless was the least expensive KW pipe though I have seen some very decent briar used in Drinkless.  It was made from very early times as I have a couple that have the clover stamped in the briar with the KBB inside.  I believe that comes from the early 30s.

Signet was made from 56 to 72 and was roughly equivalent to the Silhouette - close to the same price and same quality level.  Most Signets were smooth finish but some variations were made.  All had the same metal band as the Silhouette.  Both the Signet and Silhouette were conceived for the same reason as the DG Regal - to use up short shanks, hence the fairly large aluminum ferrule (band).
lifeon2

Cant believe I missed drinkless  Embarassed  List has been edited nice catch
Wildcat

Nice info Steve, thx!
pipesbywhitney

I restored and sold one last week that was a Drinkless Hand Made but was referred to by KW as a 'pup' because it was small - held half the tobacco of a normal KW and was half the size:

kwguy

I noticed a few you could add to the list:

All- Briar Meerschaumlined 1954-1955
Block Meerschaum late 1930's- 1970
Collectors-1930's and 40's Magnum sized pipes
Collectors 1971-1973
Centennial 1946-1967
Chinrester 1951-1968 more of a shape than a named line
Doctor's Pipe 1955-1958
Embassy 1975-1976
Natural Burl 1957-1961
Ninety Fiver 1946-1967
Prime Grain 1958-1976
Prime Grain Godet 1977-1989
Relief Grain 1947-present, also some in the late 20's
Relief Grain meerschaum lined 1961-1976 on and off
Straight Grain mid 1930's, 1963-1971, 1999-2000
Super Grain Synchro-Lok 1968-1970
Tuckaway 1961-1967 military mount in various lines
kwguy

Also noticed some dates could be fine tuned. The dates below are supported by either catalog information and/or print ads.

All Briar 1952-1955
Campus line introduced in 1957 and still being made today
Campus White Briar 1964-1973
Carburetor early period should be 1936-1941, and 1948-1976
Colt 1968-1976
Drinkless 1927-1950, 1967 to present
Fine Line 1956-1976 on and off
Handmades old style 1946-1955, but maybe even earlier in the 40's when clean briar was not available during the war
Handmades- new era 1998 to present
Mandarin 1958-1967
Mandarin-Fireside 1960-61
Matte Grain 1975-1976
Miniatures late 1950's
Regent 1963-1972
Standard 1950 to present
"500" 1957-1967
"600" 1958-1967
lifeon2

Man a guy has 3 posts and he all up in here correcting me  Very Happy

Thanks Bill I'll update the dates
kwguy

Sorry about that. Smile But all this information comes from catalogs, trademark documents, and advertising materials in our archives.

Just trying to lend a hand
Wildcat

kwguy wrote:
Sorry about that. Smile But all this information comes from catalogs, trademark documents, and advertising materials in our archives.

Just trying to lend a hand
It's awesome stuff! It's why we're here! Thx Bill!
lifeon2

No doubt thanks plenty I hope that this can be built into a premium resource for Kaywoodie collectors.
kwguy

admin wrote:
No doubt thanks plenty I hope that this can be built into a premium resource for Kaywoodie collectors.


I'll see if I can't spread the word to a few collectors I know.
Jimmy1973

Is there a way to equate value to the model?I am a Grabow guy,want to expand some into different makers.
kwguy

Just noticed in the Master list Early Kaywoodie dates should be 1919 to 1926. This because the Reiss-Premier purchase happened in 1926 and the Kaywoodie line didn't change over to Drinkless until late 1926 or the beginning of 1927
lifeon2

Early Kaywoodie updated  Very Happy

Should the carved heads be in there somewhere?
pipesbywhitney

What about the "Pup"? I've only seen a couple of them and they are not stamped "Pup" but rather are smaller versions of existing models. I read somewhere that they were designed to hold half the tobacco of a regular Kaywoodie and we half the size of standard pipe models.

Here's the last one I refurbished and sold - a Hand Made - 4-1/4 inches long with  four-hole stinger:

kwguy

Dave there were several designations that referred to a range of shapes that don't need to be in any master list of named lines. Pup, In-Between and EZ Setter are some terms that come to mind.  They were groupings of shapes that were usually pictured on the same page or two in the catalog shape chart. Pups were shorter, stubby versions of a shape, the catalogs state designed to hold 2/3 as much tobacco as a standard sized Kaywoodie.  EZ Setter shapes had the bottom of the shank sanded flat so they would sit up when placed on a tabletop.  In-between shapes were scaled down versions of shapes in the same proportions of the larger standard shape.  The In between and EZ Set shapes were listed in the catalogs under this designation in the 1930's and had shape numbers. After the 30's some of the shapes stayed in the Kaywoodie line, some did not, those that did were no longer listed as such in the catalogs,

In the early to mid 50's the Pup shapes are shown without shape numbers so I assume they didn't have any.  These same catalogs showed the designation "In Between" being used again, but this grouping of shapes is shown without shape numbers.
pipesbywhitney

Bill - Many thanks for clearing that one up!
lifeon2

Updated oddly enough with 2 brylon models the impulse and marmont
kwguy

admin wrote:
Updated oddly enough with 2 brylon models the impulse and marmont


Yeah I was hoping nobody would bring that embarrassment up:)Smile
lifeon2

I actually have my eye on a group that I want just for the marmont Smile
bosun

I read "marmot" instead of "marmont".  A woodchuck would be good for a kayWOODie pipe!
That's assuming my failing memory is providing me the correct info that a marmot is a type of woodchuck!
Also trying to get my post cut above 'cut stinger'..
Seems I succeeded!
bosun

Some more pics of a DEvonshire Mission Briar, push tenon stem, showing a different stem logo which reminds me of an old fashioned mercury thermometer.







bosun

Here are some pics of a Monterey Specimen Briar.  Post WW2 Mission Briar period.  Has a push in tenon with a screw in fitment with the smallest draw hole I've ever seen.  A paperclip barely fits through it!









Tsalagi44

Awesome list! Answered some of my questions already!
lifeon2

Dont forget to check out the other lists as well
bentstem

Maybe some pictures for the master list.

Existing entries:

Doctor's Pipe



Twin Bowl All Meerschaum


New entry:

Dr. Mini

lifeon2

Many thanks Sir the pics have been added and we move forward as the nets largest repository of Kaywoodie information Smile
bentstem

Maybe a new entry for the master list.  Never heard of this one.

Gemini


rakntur

You show a meerchaum pipe in your "Block Meerschaum 1930s-1970" section that is identical to one I just bought and restored. I'm trying to date it. Do you have a year on that pipe? Here's mine, before and after restore:










Any help would be appreciated.
kwguy

The stem logo would suggest pre-1950.  What does the drinkless fitting look like?
pipesbywhitney

Matte Grain

I realize you have a couple photos of a Matte Grain (apparently made only in 1975-76) for this master list, but I have found another one so will post photos of it here for whatever use they may be. This one is shape stamped "246" and is the only three-digit numerical shape number I recall seeing in the Kaywoodie line. All other three digit shape number stampings I have seen have had a letter, i.e. "A" "B" or "C", as the third digit. This one is going in my eBay store at a Buy It Now-Make An Offer listing at $75 since it is a rare find. If anyone on the forum is interested in it PM me and we'll work something out ... Dave







pipesbywhitney

That pipe sold so fast I didn't even have to air mail it ... it literally flew out of here to a good home with a KW collector!
bentstem

Quote:
the only three-digit numerical shape number I recall seeing in the Kaywoodie line. All other three digit shape number stampings I have seen have had a letter, i.e. "A" "B" or "C", as the third digit.

Hey Dave,
For the purpose of discussion and if I understand what you are saying, I think shape numbers such as 14C are still considered two digit shape numbers even though there are three characters.  There's lots of them in the two digit shape list posting.
pipesbywhitney

bentstem wrote:
Quote:
the only three-digit numerical shape number I recall seeing in the Kaywoodie line. All other three digit shape number stampings I have seen have had a letter, i.e. "A" "B" or "C", as the third digit.

Hey Dave,
For the purpose of discussion and if I understand what you are saying, I think shape numbers such as 14C are still considered two digit shape numbers even though there are three characters.  There's lots of them in the two digit shape list posting.


Thanks, I realize the 14C was a two-digit model number, but used it as a three-digit just for illustration purposes. I just have not found any information on the three-digit numerical shape numbers on KWs ... very few and far between for some reason ... Dave
bentstem

Quote:
used it as a three-digit just for illustration purposes

Gotcha.  I largely was just trying to make conversation.  Been hardly any activity in the forum.

I'm with you about trying to find three digit information. You would think it would be easier to find since it is fairly recent stuff.  Three digit pipes show up on ebay from time to time.  I've really used the two digit shapes kwguy posted.  Wish we had the same for the three digits.  kwguy said he would post those shapes later, but the two digit list may have been so much trouble, he's had second thoughts.  He's probably the only one who has the resources to make up that list.
kwguy

In 1972 the original West New York Kaywoodie factory was closed and production of Kaywoodie and Yello-Bole was moved to our new building in Yapank New York on Long Island. We still hads the Medico Richmond Hill (Queens) factory at that time as well. Early production steps were done in Yapank, but final sanding and finishing operations took place in Richmond Hill.  The thought was these operations would be shifted to Yapank as skilled pipemakers could be trained for the final operations.  Sadly a downturn in the pipe market in the 1970's doomed the Yapank facility.  It was closed in 1978 and everything was moved to Richmond Hill and then on to Peekskill in 1980.

The 3 digit numbers were the Medico numbering system. Since all three lines were being finished in the same factory at this time it was decided to simplify things by using one numbering system. The three digit numbers were used on Kaywoodie pipes from 1972-1980 .  One day I'll have to put up a list of the 3 digit numbers. Most correspond to Kaywoodie 2-digit numbers, but there are some shapes during this time that were new to the Kaywoodie line
bentstem

A couple for the master list.  

Sterling
One of the newer generation Kaywoodies with sterling silver shank bands.  Pipes are stamped with a number inside a shamrock to designate the finish:  1-smooth natural, 2-smooth two-tone red, 3-tan sandblast.




The Lyon Pipe
Design based on 1923 patent by Charles Lyon, #1468306.  The KB&B Capitol used the same design.  Even though the directions say The Lyon Mfg. Co., the pipe has Kaywoodie shamrock on stem, and is stamped Kaywoodie over KB&B shamrock and stamped with Lyon's patent date.


bentstem

Happened to notice Super Grain Synchro-Lok is mislabeled.  It should be Syncro-Lok without the h.
bentstem

Have a new list entry.

KON-TIKI
Made in France of cherrywood.  Wonder if it was made by Ropp.

pipesbywhitney

Certainly looks like Ropps I have. I currently have one that is almost exactly like this. The cherry stem is threaded on the end and actually screws into the bowl. I'll bet this one does to. I've seen several Ropps like this with the screw-in stem. Most were Ropp "Deluxe" models.
bentstem

Earlier in this topic I posted a Gemini.  I though they were all US made since the one I posted was stamped Imported Briar.  Turns out some were made in England too.  Link is to one stamped London, England with shape #116.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-K...tDomain_2&hash=item4addad59de

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