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Article about: Hi All, what a great site!! My father recently passed and i came across a pipe, i remember him showing to me when i was young, he told me they were given to pilots in the second world war, c

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    Hi All, what a great site!! My father recently passed and i came across a pipe, i remember him showing to me when i was young, he told me they were given to pilots in the second world war, can anyone please shed any light on this ..

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    Hi Steve, and welcome to the forum!

    Clear photo's are really needed for opinions to be voiced on this item.

    Cheers, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hi Ned, thanks for getting back to me, hopefully the pics are ok,
    the sleeve that hods the compass is broken by the looks of it, the broken piece is in the other bit of the pipe.
    Cheers.
    Steve.
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    Steve, great pipe. I have a number of similar items as I collect E&E compasses. Is the pipe maker marked in any way please. Thanks. TB

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    Hi Steve. That is a really nice E&E compass pipe !
    Quite plain and unassuming.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    You have to wonder...just how ,many of these amazing hidden pieces were ever Used? Very nice item!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I've always liked little items like this that have a hidden secondary function, I'm sure that "Grimebox" who collects escape aids such as this will be interested in this thread

    Thanks for sharing it with us, I'm going to keep an eye out for pipes that look like this now, I wonder how many people have sold/thrown away pipes like this thinking they're nothing special?

    Danny

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