A well balanced traditional English pot (or a heavy bowled billiard?) 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 (224). Unfortunately, the logo on the original stem hasn’t remained, but of course, any Barling connoiseur is familiar with this unique Barling’s stem making style. A really collectable item!
The pipe markings are “BARLING’S \ MAKE \ YE OLDE WOOD \ SPECIAL \ 224”, “T.V.F.” (disappered under the collar), MADE IN \ ENGLAND”, “EXEL”. The length is 13.6 cm (5.35″), bowl’s height is 4.0 cm (1.57″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.9 cm (1.54″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 3.3 cm (1.3″) and this pipe weights 34 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (we have corrected a few scratches on it, you may see the track under a good light), no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat. The shank had a neat cracks which was carefully fixed and the shank has been clamped by a collar for the maximal reliability.