In 1863 Charatan’s family left Russia, and we can take a tumble why. Almost 100 years later their business was sold to Mr. Herman Lane, who at his time escaped from Germany (and we are pretty sure why). Hence the Golden era of the most creative and valuable English pipe brand began. At the same time neither Russia nor Germany have got such a great success in the pipe business.
The Lane era pipes (typically with the circled “L”) are still the most popular and appreciated. We are glad to offer one of them today.
The pipe markings are “(L)”, “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON. ENGLAND \ SPECIAL” and “321”. The lenghts is 15.1 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.8 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 2.8 cm and 2.1 cm. The depth is 4.0 cm and this pipe weights 37 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The tobacco chamber is cleaned till wood, the stem has been recovered.