Pipe Racker

Insert paper into pipe bowls and insert dummy stems into bowl shanks.

What does a Pipe Racker do?

Inserts paper into pipe bowls and inserts dummy stems into bowl shanks to protect openings in stummels during painting process: Places pipes over pegs on bowl tray in specified sequence. Twists and removes stems, places stems in corresponding position on pipe stem tray, places dummy stem in pipe bowl shank, inserts paper into pipe bowl to plug bowl during painting. Replaces plugged bowl on peg. Examines painted pipe bowls, following painting process, to verify conformance to company standards. Removes paper from bowl, using pick. Twists and removes dummy stems and places tray of painted bowls in heated storage area to cure paint.