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England, 1960s

The pipe seems to be one of the very first Lane era sandblasted pipes: despite the “Lane” stamping (a shape number with the “X”) the deep and “wild” sandblasted finish is rather specific for family era production. The shape (such a bent stack) is very rare and was named “Burlington” in shape charts.

The pipe markings are “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON. ENGLAND \ 72 \ X”. The length is 13.8 cm (5.43″), bowl’s height is 5.3 cm (2.09″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.1 cm (1.22″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 4.0 cm (1.57″) and this pipe weights 39 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat. The stem is newly made of the fresh piece of vulcanite so we can consider the pipe as a “partially unsmoked” :-).

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