“Made of the finest briar root obtainable, this natural finish pipe develops a magnificent character and its tan deepens in service”. So the London Pride pipes were described in the old Comoy’s catalogues where this grade was next to the highest – legendary and blazing Blue Riband. London pride pipes are undoubtedly a great example of the classical English pipe making tradition in line with the highest quality requirements. The shapes in the most cases are conservative enough, but who else could make so much refined and fascinating billiards and bents?
Todays’ compact and lightweight pipe can be dated between the 1950s and 1970s, but it was definitely made before the merge with Cadogan – both the stamping and 3-part “C” on the stem is the proof.
Pipe markings “COMOY’S \ LONDON PRIDE”, “MADE \ LONDON \ ENGLAND” “245”
Length 13.1 cm (5.16″)
Bowl Height 3.7 cm (1.46″)
Outside Diameter 2.9 cm (1.14″)
Chamber Diameter 1.7 cm (0.67″)
Chamber Depth 2.9 cm (1.14″)
Weight 21 gr.
Briar, vulcanite stem (just a little bit corrected, you may find the trace under a very bright light), no filter.
The pipe was accurately smoked, it has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.