A decent size traditional English lovat pipe made at Barling’s family factory between 1946 and 1962, i.e. during the pre-transition period. The arched BARLING’S MAKE logo is already of a full size, larger than before WWII. Additionally there’s a three-digit shape number (447). The logo on the original stem hasn’t remained well visible unfortunately, but it’s possible to identify it under a bright light and with a good magnifying glass. A really collectable item!
The pipe markings are “BARLING’S \ MAKE \ YE OLDE WOOD \ 447”, “T.V.F.”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND “, “EXEL””. The length is 13.8 cm (5.43″), bowl’s height is 4.9 cm (1.93″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.8 cm (1.5″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 4.1 cm (1.61″) and this pipe weights 41 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. There are a few small scratches patched on the bowl. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat.