We are not going to comment to much the recent referendum in Scotland. That’s actually a private question of Scots. We’d better light a pipe and once again watch James Bond adventures with Sean Connory or Bravehearth with Mel Gibson.
Unfortunately there ‘s a small complication: Scotland is the country with quite hard smoking ban. Let’s take the “Herald Scotland” and read “Last smoker’s paradise closes”. It’s going about closing of the last in Glasgow independent smoke shop of Herbert Love.
As for us the most interesting and useful in this article is not the fact of closing but a remark that “Herbert Love …traded as Murray Frame for 80 years”. Murray-Frame was one of the last (once again!) independent pipe companies in UK and only at the end of 1990 it was acquired by Cadogan like many others pipe manufacturers. Thus it seems Mr. Love didn’t give up then and tried to do his smoking business as long as it was possible.
Our today’s Murray-Frame pipe is definitely a “family era” one and was made in 1950-60s approximately. Great aristocratic style! The pipe markings are “MURRAY-FRAME \ & LOVE \ MADE IN ENGLAND”. The length is 12.8 cm, bowl’s hight is 4.5 cm. External and internal diameters of the bowl are 2.8 cm and 2.0 cm. The depth is 3.6 cm and this pipe weights 29 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in paste.