A stylish Parker pipe made in late 1950s or early 1960s, before merge with Hardcastle Pipe Ltd. It was the period, when Parker succesfully combined Dunhill’s resources and production facility and its own, at times very different from Dunhill’s approach to carving, shaping, finishing and marketing. Therefore both experienced pipe collectors and refined smokers highly evaluate these “Parkers”.
The pipe markings are “PARKER \ \ BRUYERE”, “810”, “MADE IN LONDON \ ENGLAND”.”(4)”. The length is 13.2 cm (5.2″), bowl’s height is 4.8 cm (1.89″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.3 cm (1.69″), internal diameter is 2.3 cm (0.9″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weights 48 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (slightly patched – you may identify the track under a bright light), aluminium inner tube. The chamber has been protected with a bowl coat. There is a very small space (less than 0,5 mm) between the shank and stem, but the stem sits absolutely reliably. The bowl’s surface had a few small scratches and chips, which were carefully and reliably fixed.