Very nice and collectable Hardcastle’s pipe!
Like many other companies Hardcastle was a traditional family pipe business. In 1946 Alfred Dunhill bought the shares turning Hardcastle into a 100% Dunhill subsidiary. But until 1967 family management of the company retained a certain independence. Our today’s pipe was made for sure after the 1967, when Hardcastle was completely managed and led by Dunhill. The pipe is beautiful, shining, collectable and can be smoked with a great pleasure!
The pipe markings are “HARDCASTLE \ SPECIAL DE LUXE”, “11”. The length is 13.4 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.2 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.1 cm and 1.9 cm. The depth is 3.8 cm and this pipe weights 30 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with the break in coat.