England, before 1967
The Loewe pipe from the best period made before 1967 (before acquisition by Cadogan). Fantastic lightweight classical billiard – the subject of hunting and the obsession of many experienced collectors!
The Frenchman Emil Loewe was seemingly the first in England who started making pipes of briar in 1856. And he was seemingly one of the first introduced “military” mouthpieces (spigots) – for a simple reason to facilitate the production of replacement stems for customers. Since then and till absorption by Cadogan in 1979 Loewe occupies strongly a niche of the one of the most successful and collected trademarks in the upper middle segment. This pipe is made not later than 1967 and it was smoked very accurately.
The pipe markings are “(L & Co) \ STANDARD”, “DERBY”, “LOEWE \ LONDON W.”. The length is 14.5 cm (5.71″), bowl’s height is 4.0 cm (1.57″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.1 cm (1.22″), internal diameter is 1.7 cm (0.67″). The depth is 3.6 cm (1.42″) and this pipe weights 28 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.