Unfortunately we should use the past tense very frequently when speak about smoking pipes manufacturers. Until today many of them phased down production or switched to different business, the huge number of manufacturers were acquired by Cadogan or Dunhill. However there are different stories.
One of such stories began in 1947 in Chatham. The life turned onto peaceful way after the WWII, people started buy more goods, and of course – pipes. Consequently someone has to ensure say “service support” and there were many new repair services opened across England. One of them, Medway Pipe Repair became a leading position very soon and started to carve own pipes.
In 1974 this company was oficially renamed into Invicta Briars. Today’s Invicta doesn’t pursue hundred-thousands production volumes but their pipes are of a great quality, interesting shapes and reasonable prices. There are many supporters and collectors of this relatively new brand and involvement of Colin Fromm (Dunhill, Charatan’s, Castleford) allowed to ofer new and fresh free hand pipes of a really valued and valuable level.
The pipe markings are “INVICTA \ ENGLAND”. The length is 13.0 cm, bowl’s hight is 3.9 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 4.1 cm and 2.1 cm. The depth is 3.1 cm and this pipe weights 42 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.