This clay tobacco pipe was excavated during one of the digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

A pipeful of tobacco was long-lasting and its aroma disguised the stench of Melbourne's streets. The short clay pipe favoured by working men was called a 'cutty'. Being made of brittle clay, these pipes broke easily, explaining the abundance of fragments uncovered at Little Lon. Of the pipes excavated, many were decorated with slogans, patriotic symbols, even jokes and caricatures, hinting at the identities of those who smoked them.

Physical Description

This is a complete pipe with a plain bowl and no spur. The stem is short and flares slightly at mouth piece.

Physical Description

Tobacco pipe. Complete "BURNS CUTTY PIPE" with 'McDOUGALL GLASGOW' Plain bowl with no spur. Stem is short and flares slightly at mouth piece. Comp ete - workable condition. See above. (Length 109 x 30mm (bowl height) McDougall, Post 1850-1910 Glasgow.

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