JOHN REDMAN Canberra oriental design

JOHN REDMAN Canberra oriental design

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An unique pipe from the John Redman pipe factory in London. The finish is well know today for incredibly beautyful Ian Walker’s “Northern Briars Oriental” pipes. But as we can see the idea is much elder and it was implemented at least a few decades before.

The pipe has no shape number, but it is marked additionally “Expressly for Pogues”. So we may identify it was made on order of H. & S. Pogue Company founded in 1863 in Cincinnati, Ohio by brothers Henry and Samuel Pogue and merged with another company in the early 1980s due to sales decline.

The pipe marking (a bit difficult to read) is “CANBERRA \ LONDON MADE \ MADE IN ENGLAND \ EXPRESSLY FOR POGUES”. The length is 15.4 cm (6.06″), the bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2.0″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.0 cm (1.57″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 3.9 cm (1.54″) and this pipe weights 43 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.

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