Fribourg & Treyer was perhaps the most reputable English tobacconist. “While most collectors are familiar with the “Royal Appointment” accorded certain well-established businesses in England (most commonly seen on Dunhill packaging) FRIBOURG & TREYER’s not only held an identical appointment by the King of England, but they also had a similar “Royal Appointment” by the King of Belgium!” (с) pipedia.org. Obviously, the status of the oldest company mattered (F&T was founded in 1720) as well as the list of contractors, which produced pipes for F&T (GBD, BBB and Barling were undoubtedly among the most respected brands). Of course, this pipe is not from the XXVIII century; it was born rather in 1960-70s, before the closing of the F&T pipe shop. A very pleasant canadian pipe from F&T!
The pipe markings are ” REJECT”. The length is 13.6 cm (5.35″), bowl’s height is 4.0 cm (1.57″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.1 cm (1.22″), internal diameter is 1.7 cm (0.67″). The depth is 3.5 cm (1.38″) and this pipe weights 27 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. There were a couple of small chips and scratches patched on the bowl. The chamber is of a quite moderately smoked condotion not excluding a few small light scrathces but without any noticeable issues.