This Comoy’s series was named most probably in honour of the famous Astors family known for its prominence in business, society, and politics in United States and the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th centuries. John Jacob “Jack” Astor IV was the richest passenger aboard the RMS Titanic in 1912. Astor pipes were made approximately till late 1970s when a new owner acquired the company and changed pipe series and shapes quite substantially.
The pipe markings are “(ASTOR)”, “9”, “MADE \ IN \ LONDON \ ENGLAND”. The length is 13.6 cm (5.35″), bowl’s height is 4.3 cm (1.69″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.8 cm (1.5″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 3.7 cm (1.46″) and this pipe weights 34 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat. The stem is newly made from the fresh piece of vulcanite so we can consider the pipe as a “partially unsmoked” :-).