Contemporary sales display with 6 original Bruyere pipes, 2wk
Beautiful collector's item from the everyday life of the 3rd Reich.
For our sailors on the high seas as a greeting from home is the printed saying. These displays were shown in tobacconists and canteens. Good complete original condition. Unfortunately, two of the corners were kinked by bad packaging of the previous owner when shipping. Slight scraping on the edges.
Display of cardboard with rubber bands.
Dimensions: 19 x 27 cm
The six pipes have different sizes and are made of wood and bakelite. All marked guaranteed Bryere.
Pipes of bruyere wood
What makes pipes made of bruyere wood so special?
Many pipe smokers are probably asking themselves this question - especially the beginners. In the following, we would like to explain the peculiarities and history of the Bruyère pipes in more detail. What is Bruyère wood? Bruyère is the French word for heather and this genus includes the tree heath. The wood from the tree heath is used for pipe making. However, only from the tubers that form between rootstock and trunk. The trunk itself is useless for pipe making. The tree heath thrives mainly in the coastal regions in the Mediterranean, mainly on the steep slopes and on barren, stony soils. Attempts to cultivate the plant in other regions, to cultivate, have always failed. Good bruyere wood comes mainly from regions in Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Greece and Algeria. Harvesting and processing The tubers used for pipe making are at least 30 years old and have the size of a pumpkin or a football. These tubers will be excavated from the end of November and stored in the sawmill for months before processing. In this storage phase, the tubers are protected from sunlight and watered regularly, so that no cracks occur. In the sawmill then the tubers of so-called coupeurs, specially trained workers, sawed. When cutting or sawing the edges, the course of the grain is taken into account. This results in quality differences in the pipes produced therefrom. The best wood is obtained from the outer regions of the tuber, the so-called Plateaux wood or plateau goods called. The individually traded Plateaux woods are later used for top products. The heartwood can also be used for pipe production, but does not have the same characteristics as the plateau goods and is therefore mostly used for mass production. After sawing, the boards are cooked for about 2 hours in copper kettles. The natural juices, resins and acids are removed from the wood. It promotes faster drying and prevents crack formation in the wood. Copper kettles are important so that the wood does not darken too much. If you work carelessly during this process, it can cause the pipe to smell and taste like earth. Finally, the wood is dried without tension for several weeks and stored for several months or years before it reaches the manufacturers. The advantages of the Bruyère wood A major advantage over other woods is the heat and especially fire resistance. Especially in the case of fire resistance, the bruyere wood outperforms all other woods. Furthermore, this wood has structural properties such as hardness, strength and porosity. It is so porous that the condensate produced during smoking can be easily absorbed by the wood. In addition, the surface of the wood can be well smoothed and polished due to its hardness. (Cigarworld.com)