Unbranded English bulldog

Unbranded English bulldog

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England, 1910s

This very old English pipe was obtained with a really interesting 1912-13 pipe collection. As you can see pipe makers at these times didn’t pay too much attention to grain and pipes were rather compact – probably because smokers preferred heavy natural tobacco contrary to our modern aromatics. Since there’s no silver collar or stampings we can’t date the pipe precisely, but the button construction prooves that this is really an early XX century creature.

The length is 12.0 cm (4.72″), bowl’s height is 4.0 cm (1.57″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.3 cm (1.3″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 3.2 cm (1.26″) and this pipe weights 25 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The collar with faux hallmarks is the repair measure and was set not really accurately though reliably. Except the fixed hairline crack in the shank we had to patch a chip on the bottom of the shank, fix broken tennon and patch teethmarks on the both sides of the stem (you may note the track under a good light).

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