Briar tobacco pipe with case, England, 1890-1925

Made:
1890-1925 in England
maker:
Unknown
Lefthand side, A652833 - Briar tobacco pipe, electro-plated nickel silver joint band, resin mouthpiece in case made for

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Lefthand side, A652833 - Briar tobacco pipe, electro-plated nickel silver joint band, resin mouthpiece in case made for
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Briar tobacco pipe, electro-plated nickel silver joint band, resin mouthpiece in case made for another pipe, English, 1890-1925

Briar pipes are made from ground level wood of the heath tree. The mouthpiece is made from vulcanite (hardened rubber) and is marked with the maker’s initials. Shredded tobacco is placed in the bowl of the pipe and lit, and the smoke inhaled through the mouthpiece. The pipe was carried around in a velvet lined leatherette case. It is shown here with two otehr briar pipes (A652832 and A652838).

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A652833
Materials:
band, metal, electro plated nickel silver, bowl, briar, brass, case, leatherette, mouthpiece, resin and velvet
Measurements:
pipe: 48 mm x 121 mm 36 mm, .04kg
type:
briar tobacco pipe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pipe - smoking equipment
  • tobacco pipe