Briar tobacco pipe, 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, polished, electro-plated silver nickel joint band, short vulcanite mouthpiece, probably 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. It is shown here with two other briar tobacco pipes (A652832 and A652833).

Details

Category:
Smoking
Object Number:
A652838
Materials:
band, silver, electro plated, bowl, briar and mouthpiece, vulcanite
type:
briar tobacco pipe
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pipe - smoking equipment
  • tobacco pipe