Very nice and rare Hardcastle’s pipe made aproximately between 1946 and 1967!
Like many others companies Hardcastle was a traditional family pipe business. In 1946 Alfred Dunhill bought the shares turning Hardcastle into a 100% Dunhill subsidiary. But untill 1967 family management of the company retained a certain independence. Our today’s pipe was made in the same style like many others Dunhill-Hardcastle pipes of this period. The pipe is beautiful, shining, collectable and can be smoked with a great pleasure!
The pipe markings are “HARDCASTLE’S \ LONDON MADE \ marquis”, “MADE IN LONDON \ ENGLAND”. The length is 13.5 cm, bowl’s hight is 5.2 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 3.7 cm and 1.9 cm. The depth is 4.1 cm and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter . The chamber has been protected with the break in paste.