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In July 2010, we published an article about the importance of what's on the layline of a hydraulic hose - and how to interpret it.
Here it is again, this time with a video from Parker Hannifin: Have you noticed all the writing on hoses manufactured by Parker Hannifin?
A No-Skive hose speeds up the assembly time of a hose assembly, and there is no additional equipment or clean up needed.
We have used Parker hose as an example but other manufacturers use similar laylines.
The briar was a bit worn but some heavy tar build-up on the bowl top.
The stem had some curious striations and the button looked odd.
The information on your hose can also be used when re-ordering a hose and using the STAMP method.
Dave always seems to chose interesting pipes to send me and this one was no exception.
I reamed the bowl and filled it with isopropyl alcohol and sea salt.
After soaking for several hours, I cleaned the build-up off the bowl top, which was quite stubborn.
Pipepedia says this about the stamping: I confirmed with a Parker collector that the singular “Parker” was indeed used before WWII.
The pipe is stamped 15, which is added to 1925 (starting with 2), so the date of manufacture is indeed 1938.