THE CASE OF THE NEW PIPE SMOKER, by Dr. Grabow
An Old Dr. Grabow Tobacco Pipe Advertisement

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There's a mystery to smoking a pipe... but it really isn't necessary to hire a private investigator to find the solution. It only takes a minimum amount of detective work to search for clues, uncover the evidence and solve the case.

To start you on your way we begin with the ever important


CLUE 1: Which pipe should you choose? Elementary...
Dr Grabow!


WHY DR. GRABOW? Each Dr. Grabow pipe is pre-smoked to reduce the break-in period and make the initial bowls sweeter and enjoyable. Dr. Grabow pipes are made from Mediterranean briar, famous for its smoking qualities and appearance. It's hard, durable and heat resistant, yet lightweight with beautiful grains and patterns. You owe yourself the pleasure of learning to smoke with the ultimate of all pipe materials--briar!

SELECTING YOUR PIPE

Spend some time and look at some of the various sizes and shapes of pipes on display. Does the shape enhance your facial features? Is it comfortable in your hand? Hold the pipe to your face in front of a mirror and see if it works with you from various angles.


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CLUE 2: CHOOSE A GOOD TOBACCO

If you're going to become a pipe smoker, don't economize on smoking tobacco. Go for it! Choose a quality tobacco like amphora or Borkum Riff. Borkum Riff Ultra Lite is in fact an ideal tobacco for the new pipe smoker. The aroma of your pipe tobacco will eventually become such an important part of your personality—like the clothes you wear, or the aftershave you use--that you'll want to choose it with care.

CLUE 3: PACKING YOUR PIPE

To get your pipe off to a good start, pack it well but not too tightly...a pinch at a time. Fill the pipe half full the first few times to allow the "heel" to be broken in... then alternate, full and half full for ten or twelve bowl fulls. But don't do it all at once—spread it out over a week or two to keep the pipe tasting good.


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CLUE 4: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT (Lighting Your Pipe)

This is where the plot thickens and where many novice pipe smokers become discouraged. It's really easy once you know how. Light the entire surface so the tobacco burns evenly. If your pipe goes out, it's normal, so don't worry about it. Simply tamp it down lightly with a tamper and relight. Don't puff wildly to keep it lit or you could irritate your tongue and hand. Relax... puff slowly and evenly... now you're discovering the real joys of pipe smoking. Think of any confirmed pipe smoker you've ever known. There's an air about him... a personal style. He's reflective, confident, not to be rushed... this is a man who takes time to enjoy life.


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CLUE 5: CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Caring for your own pipes means never having to say "WHODUNIT?". When you've finished your smoke, remove the dottle (unsmoked tobacco) from the heel with a pipe tool or by gently tapping it out. Keep your pipe clean and sweet smelling. Clean the stem and shank with Dill's pipe cleaners after every few pipefuls. Carefully clean your pipe with a pipe cleaning solution before putting it away. Many prefer to leave the stems out overnight after cleaning so the pipe is fully dried out.

When you've broken in your new pipe properly you've built up an even layer of carbon cake in your bowl. Do not allow this cake to accumulate over a dime's thickness. Once a month, or more often if necessary, carefully remove the excess carbon with a pipe reamer, as excessive carbon buildup will crack the bowl.

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CONGRATULATIONS... YOU'RE NOW A PIPE SMOKER!

So you've done everything right and you're pretty pleased with yourself. You'll notice each pipeful becomes more pleasant and rewarding each time you light up. If you've ever used tobacco in other forms, you sense that there are fewer complaints from those around you when you're smoking your pipe... in fact, you've even checked out a few admiring glances from women who find the fragrances aromatic tobaccos leave behind pleasing and the pipesmoker an attractive individual.


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MYSTERY SOLVED... BUT CASE NOT CLOSED YET!

Now it's time to go out and buy another pipe. In fact, buy two or three! Just as you change your clothes to suit the occasion, rotating your pipes keeps life interesting. More importantly, a pipe should be given a rest between smokes and allowed to cool off and dry out or it will turn soggy and rank.

Building your collection is one of the pleasures of pipe smoking. You can choose from an assortment of Dr. Grabows in sizes, colors and textures that will add variety and style to each bowl full. In fact, whatever your state of mind, you can affect a whole new personality change and appear to be confident and mature, mysterious and intriguing, successful and conservative or even upscale... just by changing your pipe to suit your mood.

Well, maybe you're the only one who'll notice... but then, you're the one who will be getting all the pleasure and real enjoyment out of smoking a pipe.

NOW YOU'VE SOLVED THE MYSTERY
CASE CLOSED.




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