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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Default 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

hey guys, so i bought a 5foot tall brass hookah from a lady for 45dol. i thought i was a steal, and freakin sweet. She say it was given to her as a gift and hadnt been used in years. She also said it was from the 70s. If anyone could give me a little more info, it would be appreciated.

I also have a question, How do i pack the bowl? Its quite a bit bigger than the one im used to, and its not exactly the same style.



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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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That's gonna be a major bitch to smoke from.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:58 PM
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damn..now thats a hookah lol
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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

That is a fantastic piece with a very nice looking tombac style bowl. That sort of bowl is not very suited for use with the typical modern style moassels we all use but it's great for tombac.

My guess is that may not seal properly so i'd take the time to measure all the parts that need to seal and buy a bunch of gaskets from the various mail order shops. You likely will have to use a bit of electrical tape to get the fittings just right.

Also, since it may have been used for illicit substances I'd suggest a super strength cleaning before you use it. Use a pumice based cleaner and invest in some very high quality nylon brushes (i've a link were to get the later here in an old thread) and lots of elbow grease. Next, a bunch of scrubbing with a mix of baking soda and lemon juice followed by lots of hot water.

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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:05 PM
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That thing is sexy, but I would probably just use it for decoration.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

they lady that i got it from said that she only used it for decoration, she got it as a gift from someone. thats all i really know about it. that is, other than its almost as tall as me!
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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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thot id throw up pics of the other hookah and the double bowl

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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

i have a similar hookah to that, i honestly left mine for decoration, but mine is a wood metal hyrbid. you should clean it, but yeah, listen to hajo on this one, thats for tombac, youd waste your money smoking modern stuff in it, you can find some tombac online still i believe you just have to look harder.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

yeah.. thats much more of a decoritive peice than a smokeable one.. i mean you can smoke from it, even modern molasses which will be a bitch, but ya i would put it some where nice...
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Old February 12th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

This kind of hookah is used to smoke "Jurak". It is not for regular moassel.

hookah experts, correct me if i am wrong ..
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Old February 12th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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Thats a kickass rig.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

i dont quite know what to think of that, only that you shouldn't smoke shisha out of. very damn cool though.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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gonna be hard to smoke from, especially since its sideways....
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

I think that hookah is more for decoration than being smoked out of cause it will be a bitch to set up and get to smoke right..
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:29 PM
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sideways?, what r u talking about?, the pics are sideways, but the hookah isnt.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

Note-Immediate recognition of friendly sarcasm is a must for all HP members. Thats a beautiful shisha btw. The bowl is suited for tombak/jurak type tobaccos. Probably well suited for decor but mat not perform as well w/contemporary products. Nice find though.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

From the looks of the picture you could probably put a bowl more suited to our modern shisha types on top and use that. With a grommet of some kind of course. Make sure you use a water based brass cleaner like Wright's if you plan on polishing it up, thats quite a showpiece. Hajo gave you some excellent advice though, if I were you I'd clean the holy crap out of that thing first. It looks like you'd be able to get a KM tray to sit on that plateau below where the bowl fits on, but better check measurements first.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

Very nice... conversation piece to me... but def take the advise of hajo and clean that thing. I believe HC has tombac.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

Dude that is the same one my Step dad brought home when i was like 7 and I been asking for it from about age 9 till now still not got it even asked my uncle to grab me one on his next trip but still no YES yet so greats
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:24 AM
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gonna be hard to smoke from, especially since its sideways....
looool. thats what i was thinking.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:31 AM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

well for that price i bet you can scrap the hookah at a junk yard if you don't like it and get more then you paid for it lol. (brass is at a premium price right now)

its funny how people just aren't interested in brass hookahs. they look amazing
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:37 AM
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i would find a way to smoke that bad boy................

Thats just too cool not to
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Default Re: 5ft brass hookah... need a little help

It looks really nice but I would not use it only put it somewere as decoration.
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