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England, 1930-40s

A pre-Dunhill (Family era) Hardcastle’s Camden lovat made before 1946. It seems the life of this pipe wasn’t so easy so we had to involve a number of restoration techniques to revive and prepare it to a new start. But now it’s ready – an old, glorious and at the same time unpretentious device to smoke everywhere and everywhen you want – inside, outside, when fishing, hunting, buying expensive pipes online. 🙂

The pipe marking is “HARDCASTLE’S \ BRITISH MADE \ CAMDEN”, “54”. The length is 12.3 cm (4.84″), bowl’s height is 4.5 cm (1.77″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.5 cm (1.38″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weights 31 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber is noticeably out of center. The shank had a hairline crack carefull fixed and clumped by a collar dutring the restoration. There were also fixed teethmarks on the stem and a few chips around of the bowl – you may notice the trace under a good light.

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