HARDCASTLE'S Old Bruyere 91

HARDCASTLE’S Old Bruyere 91

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England, 1946-67

An extra long canadian pipe from the “family”, “pre-Dunhill” period of the company. Some producers, such as Comoy’s or Peterson put XXL stamp willingly in such cases, bearing in mind love of consumer to large and convincing devices. But in those old times (the pipe was made precisely before 1946, and most likely before the World War II) gentlemen from Hardcastle didn’t consider that the size is so crucial, therefore pipes with the shape No. 91 could be 13, and 15, and 16 cm long – depending what length could be turned out from a briar block. This pipe is more than 17 cm long – it’s a record!

The pipe markings are”HARDCASTLE’S \ BRITISH MADE \ OLD BRUYERE”, “MADE IN LONDON \ ENGLAND”, “91”. The length is 17.4 cm (6.85″), bowl’s height is 4.8 cm (1.89″). External diameter of the bowl is  3.5 cm (1.38″),  internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.4 cm (1.73″) and this pipe weights 36 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, metallic air cooler. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat.

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