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I see they finally fixed the spec sheet to refer to inches instead of millimeters. Perhaps things are not so hopeless after all.

I see they’re going after someone for trying to infringe on their design patent. That’s kind of interesting.

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Would you believe that original brass “Proto Pipes” are selling on ebay and amazon for $200 or more now? Insane. I’ll grant its a cool design, but this must be a collectors thing, like people buying up old Apple Newtons and 1st gen iPods.

You can get an original brass Proto at most headshops for around $50?

I think I have one that is 20+ years old in a roadside assistance emergency bag.

Bought one earlier from the BB store. I don’t smoke often, hardly at all, but when i do smoke with a friend they like to use a pipe while i prefer a rolled joint. Hoping this makes it more enjoyable for me as i rather dislike pipes.

Yeah, I don’t get it. There are actually completed auctions on ebay for “original” Protos that sold for $200, so maybe the key here is “what does original mean”-- is it “vintage” or something? Maybe the new ones are coming from China and people don’t trust the metallurgy, lead-poisoning fears.

I guess the original manufacturer is done, the logo is gone? Looks like his making them under a new name “MendoPipe” and its not quite the same. Lots of clones but I kinda get wanting that PP logo. Not $200 tho. I’m gonna go find mine. It is around.

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