This clay tobacco pipe bowl was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured for Organ and Macintosh of Melbourne, Australia.

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 bowl. It is slightly burnt and around the rim there are small indented marks. There is a maker's mark above the stem surrounded by a circle.

Physical Description

Entire ceramic pipe bowl, slightly burnt. Indented marks under rim. Maker 's mark: 'Expressly for Organ & Macintosh Melbourne'. Bowl complete, stem issing.

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