An interesting English pipe from the second half of the XX century. Wilczak and Cowell mentioned this brand was produced in due times by a few English makers including Parker-Hardcastle, John Redman, John Kent, A. Grunfeld and W. Mc Dougall ltd.
The McDougall family of pipe makers is well known for their traditional clay pipes, they were usually stamped “McDougall Glasgow”, but that’s quite unclear if they produced briar pipes after the World War II. At least we didn’t find any artefacts. Also we didn’t find a sign that A. Grunfeld pipes were made until that time.
However the pipe’s nomenclature can give us a hint. Usually Parker and Hardcastle pipe were stamped “MADE IN LONDON ENGLAND” on the right side of the shank (from the smokers view). English John Kent pipes (there are also John Kent pipes made in Italy) – MADE IN ENGLAND. At the same time John Redman products were marked LONDON MADE under the brand name on the left side and “MADE IN ENGLAND” – in the right side. Therefore we pretty sure this pipe is also one of the Redman brands.
The pipe marking is “BURLINGTON \ LONDON MADE” (a bit difficult to read already). The length is 14.9 cm (5.87″), bowl’s height is 4.6 cm (1.81″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.7 cm (1.46″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 3.5 cm (1.38″) and this pipe weights 40 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The stummel had a few chips, the largest of them was located exactly in the middle of the nomenclature.