A Pipeman's Handbook of Really Useful Information

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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks again for sharing this @Flyfish Falls, I've been slowly perusing this, going to share some excerpts I find remarkable:
Now, there is
no real necessity for smoking to impair a man’s
good looks, but it may do so unless care is exercised.
Are not good, regular, white teeth one of
our greatest ornaments ? Well, smoking may
seriously impair their beauty, clay pipes, unless a
mouthpiece is used, will wear away the teeth in
an astonishing fashion, and if the smoke is too hot
and we quench our thirst at the same time with a
cold fluid, the sudden variation of temperature will
cause injury to the enamel. Besides this, smoking
causes a most unsightly discolouration of the teeth,
and want of attention will make this permanent.
It may be easily removed if the use of the toothbrush
is habitual, and one of the best dentifrices is
cigar ashes, well incorporated with powdered cuttle
fish and orris root. On the other hand, smoking
frequently cures toothache, and tends to arrest the
decay of the teeth.
Smoking unquestionably tends to lessen the
sugar of the blood. Ripe fruit, apples, oranges, &c.,
are beneficial, and as the chief effect of tobacco is
upon the nerves, it is desirable to indulge in as
much outdoor bodily exercise as possible, and
frequent bathing in either tepid or cold water is
essential to the smoker and non-smoker alike, but
especially to the former.
Do not smoke on an empty stomach ; some
persons appear to be able to do so with impunity,
but it is best avoided. Do not smoke out-of-doors
in cold weather, it will probably cause sore lips.
Do not forget to cleanse your pipe frequently. Do
not permit any articles of food to remain exposed
in any room in which smoking is habitual. Do not
smoke your pipe or cigar to the last extremity. Do
not smoke with the pipe or cigar at one side of the
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mouth. Do not expectorate unless it is absolutely
needful ;
if you cannot smoke without excessive
expectoration, you should not smoke at all. Do
not smoke immediately after meals.
It is, however, immediately after meals that the
veteran smoker chiefly desires his pipe or cigar.
If you be a real smoker you will feel no ill effect
from your tobacco, the pleasures of life will be
enhanced, its sorrows minimised, and your powers
of mental or bodily work increased. If, on the
other hand, you feel any evil effects, simple
common-sense urges that you give it up without
hesitation, and at once.
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“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.”
- The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:19 am

Workmen in tobacco factories, when attacked with rheumatism, neuralgia, or lumbago, are reported to go to sleep upon a heap of tobacco and awake cured./quote]
“Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes.”
- The Results and Merits of Tobacco, 1844, Doctor Barnstein
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:42 pm

I downloaded it to read later. I read a bit first, though, and it is a good read so far
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:38 pm

He should print this up as a little chapbook in black and white. The color for the illustrations don't add anything. It would be nice to carry a little book like this around in my pocket to refer to from time while I'm waiting in line at the DMV or for my wife to show up a restaurant or for a job interview.

Small pocket books are a thing of the past. I scrolled through this on my laptop but I don't have the patience for that I will never read this on my phone when I'm waiting in line at the DMV----I'm too busy making conversation with the people around me.

Would a small physical book make this chap rich? No. But he would be better remembered by something found on a shelf next year than found in buried in a file on one's device.

Okay. This curmudgeon is done complaining about format. The contents are great. I'd just like to see it in a form that I could carry around in the the trunk of my motor scooter so that when I get I flat tire I'll have something to read until the tow truck shows up. No worries, about that. I do have my pocket New Testament. That said, The Pipesmoker's Handbook would be a handy reference to keep at the ready to pass idle moments.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm

I rub everything out, that needs it, flake, plug, course-cut, mixed-cut. Get you hands/fingers on it.
Do not be afraid of drying tobacco or smoking dry tobacco.
Fill pipe loosely. Push down top of tobacco load. And smoke.
I use round Clipper lighters. About a dollar. Grab one and a pipe cleaner and you have everything you need. No tool needed. Light and tamp with the one dollar Clipper and poke and clean with the pipe cleaner.
Pretty simple deal.
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