ORLIK Hurricane 21479

ORLIK Hurricane 21479

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England, 1980-90s

The patent 2135179 (https://patents.google.com/patent/US2135179) for a “hurricane type” pipe with the integrated wind cap was issued to Frederick Hudes in 1938 in the USA. So it’s the most probably an American invention. But contrary to others numerous novelties this idea was successfully adopted not only by American manufacturers such as Mastercraft (“Sparkproof “), but also by  French Butz Choquin (“Auto-Sport”) and even traditionally conservative English brands: Fribourg & Treyer (“Shipmate”), GBD (“Dr Plumb”), Fortnum’s (“Windward”), Cyclone, Dunhill and as we can see today Orlik (“Hurricane”).

Our today’s pipe is not as old as the patent: it was made already after 1980 when Orlik was adopted by Cadogan, but it still remains unsmoked. A good finding both for collectors and just for admirers of comfortable smoke regardless of the weather.

The pipe markings are “ORLIK \ HURRICANE\ MADE IN ENGLAND”, “MADE \ IN \ LONDON \ ENGLAND”, “21479”. The length is 12.0 cm (4.72″) and the bowl’s height with the cap is 5.4 cm (2.12″). External diameter of the bowl with the cap is 3.8 cm (1.5″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weighs 49 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, aluminum air cooler.  The pipe is not smoked and well preserved. The bowl surface has a few light scratches and dents, but we decided to keep the authentic finish. 

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