A vintage piece purchased in the year 1987. It is in excellent condition and includes many accessories and has a storage tube to keep it safe.
Comes with a custom painted wood stand.
Tends to be more stable when there is water in it.
Has more than 10 coats of gloss enamel black paint.
Has been polished and is very shiny.
Much heavier and more stable than the original acrylic stand that came with it.
Right hand side.
Has 4 rubber bumpers on the bottom.
Carrying cases can cost $80-$100 and may be too bulky to be useful. Standing beside the TobaccoMaster straight tube is a homemade carrying case. It cost $20 in materials and about 5 hours to complete. It holds the acrylic tube plus all of the accessories and brushes. It is made from a 4 inch mailing tube that has been cut and altered to be the appropriate size.
The carrying case appears to be much larger than needed, but the interior is padded on the bottom and top. The long cleaning brush also sticks out the top of the acrylic tube when stored inside the case.
The mailing tube has been paper mached with red tissue paper and water dilute wood glue. The surface has been clear coated with lacquer.
This is from the top looking toward the bottom.
There are 2 lids. The plastic one with the red pom-poms act as a buffer for the larger lid.
The wood disk has been stained and coated with polyurethane.
This is the inside of the top lid with an enormous amount of glue holding the wood disk to the cardboard.
Accessories that are included. The poker on the far left is actually a TokeMaster poker, the predecessor to the TobaccoMaster. The other poker looks more like the TobaccoMaster poker.
In order to keep the acrylic clean brushes will be needed along with a good cleanser such as "420 Plastics Cleaner". Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol would work, however; it would blemish the acrylic finish and as such not a good option. The brush on the top is the defacto standard for cleaning straight tubes and is actually a bird feeder brush that costs around $10. It is a 3 inch wide brush. The other brushes were picked to fit the TobaccoMaster and will reach everywhere the bird feeder brush cannot. A brush set of 10 can be bought for around $12 and at least three of them will be useful.
The best cleaner for acrylic. It is sold by TobaccoMaster for about $10 as of the year 2022. Not much is needed.
Has been used lightly for more than 30 years. Has been polished, but has some minor scuffs and scratches.
Have seen lots of these stands and no one ever uses them.
Original stand front.
Original stand right hand side.
Original stand top back.
Original stand bottom.
TobaccoMaster right hand side.
The black ring picture here is used as a cylinder ring. This is necesary in laboratories to keep graduated cylinders from breaking if they tip over and that is exactly what it is used for here. It is difficult to get graduated cylinder rings, however; the local hardware store has 2 inch bathtub gaskets that will work just as well.
An optional stand available from TobbacoMaster. It would probably work much better than the original stand that came with the staight tube.
Replacement stem purchased in the year 2022. Costs about $10 and has the brass threaded insert with polished ends. The original stem is not polished on the bottom and the replacement looks to be an improvement over the original. It has been stated that in order to replace the stem a blow dryer is needed. It is much better to use a pot with near boiling water. The red acrylic stem is of a lower melting point than the clear acrylic. Takes about 20 minutes or so for the stem to slowly bend out of the stem opening. Acrylic glue is the best choice, but is not very vicous since it is thinner than water. It will run everywhere when applied and some care is needed in order to keep it from getting on to other areas of the acrylic.
1987 Presidential TobaccoMaster
A collection of images from an acrylic water filtration tube from TobaccoMaster. Made in the U.S.A. since 1967, the TobaccoMaster was originally called TokeMaster. Sometime in the late 1970's the name changed due to a hard crack down on "drug paraphernalia".
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Valued in the range of $120 - $180 including all accesories.