Both stampings and the shape number (296 for a canadian) testify that it’s a Comoy’s creature. Moreover such the stamping in a circle with “MADE” at the top, “IN” in the middle, and “ENGLAND” forming the bottom of the circle proves that the pipe was undoubtedly made not later than in the 1930s . So, there we have a wonderful 90 year old English briar pipe made by Comoy’s craftsmen before WWII.
Pipe markings “The \ CARLYLE \ PIPE”, “MADE \ IN \ ENGLAND”, “296”
Length 14.9 cm (5.87′)
Bowl Height 4.6 cm (1.81″)
Outside Diameter 3.4 cm (1.34″)
Chamber Diameter 2.1 cm (0.83″)
Chamber Depth 4.0 cm (1.57″)
Weight 33 gr.
Briar, vulcanite stem, aluminium air cooler.
The pipe seems to be intensively smoked and cleaned during its previous life – the chamber looks a little bit out of round. The pipe has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.