There was probably no other such creative and innovative manufacturer offering that variety of shapes and grades. For example, while at the end of the XIX century GBD catalogues offered more than 1500 models, in the second half of XX century a shape number 9889 didn’t surprise nobody. And of course, in our case the marking “1964” is not a year but the shape number, a medium pot with the round bent mouthpiece. The New Standard grade was innovated to raise the level of a quality and make prices higher in comparison to the mega-popular GBD Standard pipes. The pipe was made in 1970s the latest and is of a great condition except a slightly faded nomenclature.
The pipe markings are “(GBD) \ New Standard”, “LONDON ENGLAND \ 1964”. The length is 12.0 cm, bowl’s hight is 3.9 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.9 cm and 2.0 cm. The depth is 3.0 cm and this pipe weights 31 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been coated with the break-in paste. The stem may look a little asymetric closer to the button area.