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    I am trying to find some information about these pipes. Any help would be appreciated. What is this style of pipes called? There is the same name carved in both pipes and the same year. Trying to figure out if it is the owner or manufacturer. Seems like an inexpensive pipe to be carving your name into. These pipes have been in my family a long time (they may have been bought by a family member but I don't remember any stories about pipe smokers - only cigarette and cigars). The family was originally from Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived there from the 1870's until the 1950's. My grandfather did own the oldest pharmacy in Brooklyn at one point, so it may have been a cheap, disposable pipe sold in drug stores and newspaper stands. I know in London when tobacco was first introduced in the 16th century you smoked it in small disposable clay pipes (to this day, when the Thames is at low tide, you can find hundreds of them in the silt).

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      If you will edit your pictures and then edit your post to replace these pictures with the newly edited versions, they will post correctly oriented … that would make the name much easier to read. :-)
      Also, you are allowed to post 4 pictures so a “top” view of the pipe would be good.
      In what part of the country did you find these?
      Any additional info you can provide would help.
      I’m not expert but others on CW are so I hope they can help you.
      My only contribution is to admire the ingenuity of their creation and the lovely penmanship of the creator.
      Welcome to CW. What an interesting post!
    2. Rumpole, 3 months ago
      Thanks Watchsearcher!
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 months ago
      I agree with Watchsearcher in that they're quite unique and I've never seen anything like them before. With their small size, I wonder if they might have been intended for usage with something other than 'tobacco'...perhaps opium or marijuana or somesuch?? (and not to imply anything about your family members Rumpole...we all know people just 'end up with things' sometimes...??? <lol>)
    4. Gillian, 3 months ago
      Please tell us what the dimensions are. Thanks and welcome to CW!
    5. Gillian, 3 months ago
      Oh - are these wood? If not what are they made of?
    6. Rumpole, 3 months ago
      Hi Everyone. Thank you for the replies. The pipe is 4" long. The bowl is 1 3/4" long and 1 1/4" wide. The bowl seems to be a carved pit, but I suppose it could be wood carved in the shape of a pit. I suppose if they made pipes out of corn, they could make it out of another fruit or vegetable.

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