A pipe born in a house with a view on Manhattan! Ludwig Stern was a successful pipe manufacturer since 1893. In 1911 he reorganized his company along with his brother Hugo. The new rebranded company “L&H Stern Smoking Pipes and Holders” initially resided on Manhattan, but moved to Brooklyn in 1920. Except the location, popularity of L&H Stern Inc. was fed by high quality pipes of top series, such as Sterncrest, and the status of the main pipe supplier for US soldiers during the World War II. The production was closed around 1960; thus our pipe was made most probably in 1950s – it’s already stamped “Imported Briar” like other post WWII L&H pipes.
The pipe markings are “BARRISTER \ IMPORTED BRIAR”. The collar is marked “14K \ PLATED”. The length is 15.5 cm (6.1″), bowl’s height is 4.6 cm (1.81″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.6 cm (1.42″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 3.6 cm (1.42″) and this pipe weights 37 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat.