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 convincing heavy bowledlarge billiard pipe from F&T!
The pipe markings are ” REJECT” (a bit difficult to read). The length is 14.8 cm (5.83″), bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2.01″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.1 cm (1.61″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 4.1 cm (1.61″) and this pipe weights 66 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The stummel had a number of scratches and chips (most of them on the bottom, one on the inner rim side) which were carefully and reliably patched during the restoration.