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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:18 AM
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nah you can tell its a KM by the trade mark flower on the tray holder
The lotus flower is not a trademark of KM. It's a common symbol in Egyptian history and is used by multiple manufacturers including Magdy Zidan. The lotus flower engraving also varies slightly among KMs.

The reason why the tray rest is used to identify KMs is because KM tray rests have their name in Arabic engraved on them in between the flowers. Look at the pictures uk_shisha_king attached in his post earlier in this thread. His pictures also show the older-style brass hose tubes KM used. Most had logos engraved on the top like his does, as did the older-style steel hose tubes like that on the OG Amer, but I don't recall seeing the engravings on all the ones I've come across.

From what I've seen and know about KMs, I'd be hesitant to say it is an original KM if the only thing suggesting it are the flowers, but again, my knowledge doesn't go anywhere near as far back as the OP is saying this stem goes. It's also unlikely to me for it to be one of KM's original stems if KM's own claims of being the first manufacturer to specialize in hookahs and their factory starting in the late 1800s are true.

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Where are the pics in the first post?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Thank you for all your comments... I think I will give it a nice clean on the ports and let the outside "as is".... but the curiosity about how does it smokes is killing me.... damn!
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Smoke it! It's made to smoke, don't deny it's purpose!
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:26 AM
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I think I will do it... at least just once and I promise that when the time comes I will make a video review
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Old April 13th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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take it clean it admire it smoke it make a video on it and show us it
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Old April 13th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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What an awesome find! The archaeology nut in me starts tingling . . . I love discovering old stuff like that. Yeah, clean her up, try her out, do a review, and then keep her safe from damage . . . what a beautiful piece of worksmanship and art. Great pics. Wow. Smoke happy.

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Old April 13th, 2010, 09:03 PM
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keep the tradition alive...smoke it and pass it down
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Old April 13th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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that is so cool having a piece of hookah-history in your hands. cool how where the tray sits is the same now as that long ago. great find and hope you keep it for another 50 years and your kids can say, hey, this KM has been in my family for the past 100yrs!
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I say smoke it....thats what it was made for
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Old April 13th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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I wouldn't smoke it but defiantly don't clean the outside that is what collectors look for and you kill the value when you clean it

but i think smoking some good old style tobacco would be cool
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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:56 AM
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smoke it smoke it smoke it smoke it
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Old April 14th, 2010, 05:22 AM
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GENERIC!
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