B.P.L. Golden Shamrock 190

B.P.L. Golden Shamrock 190

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Not every Irish pipe is a Peterson. ​ For example, in the 1970-80s Bruyere Pipe Limited (B.P.L.) from Dublin brought confusion to ranks of collectors and admirers of the Irish pipes. Of course, B.P.L didn’t compete Peterson for a very long time, but it made a number  of very nice smoking devices. On the other hand each Irish company thinks of Ireland first of all. Therefore the models of B.P.L. pipes were very familiar: Kilarney, Shannon Airport, Golden Shamrock (like this pipe).

​The pipe markings are “B.P.L.”, “GOLDEN SHAMROCK”, “MADE IN DUBLIN \ IRELAND”, “190 \ FT”, “GOLDPLATE”. The length is 13.8 cm (5.43″), bowl’s hight is 4.2 cm (1.65″). External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.0 cm (1.18″) and 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 3.6 cm (1.42″) and this pipe weights 23 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. 

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  1. Tom pollard

    My brother Joe worked at BPL and helped make some of these beautiful pipes made from Egyptian briar
    He and I both smoked them filled with St Bruno or Erinmor tobacco
    I think the workshop was in Eustace St just off Dame St
    It had to be in the 60s
    It was owned by Fox’s of Grafton St

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