Physical Description

Two conjoining fragments of clay pipe stem. Stem is undecorated but has 'Davidson' & 'Glasgow' impressed. Manufactured by Thomas Davidson of Glasgow between circa 1861 and circa 1891. Davidson may have produced pipes almost exclusively for the export trade.

Physical Description

Two conjoining fragments of clay pipe stem. Stem is undecorated but has 'Davidson' & 'Glasgow' impressed. Manufactured by Thomas Davidson of Glasgow between circa 1861 and circa 1891. Davidson may have produced pipes almost exclusively for the export trade.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection

  • Collecting Areas

    Public Life & Institutions, Historical Archaeology

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants (GML), Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia Gallery, History & Technology Department, Museum Victoria, 20/11/2009

  • Manufacture Name

    Thomas Davidson

  • Manufacture Date

    c 1861-c 1891

  • Context Number

    G11/4/8/001

  • Site

    Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt

  • Distinguishing Marks

    Maker's Mark. Date (end) is the date of the US McKinley Tariff Act, which stipulated that all imported goods must be stamped with country of origin.

  • Activity

    Recreation

  • Specific Activity

    Smoking

  • Colour

    White

  • Provenance

    Glasgow

  • Classification

    Historical archaeology, Recreation, Smoking

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Archaeology - Historical

  • Type of item

    Object

  • References

    Humphrey 1969: 15; Macready and Goodwyn 1990: 56; Oswald 1975: 205
    [Article - Journal] Humphrey, R. 1969. Clay Pipes from Old Sacramento. Historical Archaeology. 12-33., 1969, 15 Pages
    [Book] Macready, Sarah & Goodwyn, J. 1990. Slums and Self-Improvement: The History and Archaeology of the Mechanics Institute, Auckland, and its Chancery Street Neighbourhood. 2., 1990, 56 Pages
    [Article - Journal] Oswald, Adrian. 1975. Clay Pipes for the Archaeologist. British Archaeological Reports. Bar Series No. 14, 1975, 205 Pages

  • Keywords

    Archaeology, Royal Exhibition Building, Smoking, World Heritage