This clay tobacco pipe bowl, spur and stem was excavated 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 clay pipe bowl with a spur and some of the stem still in tact. There is no decoration except for an initial embossed on either side of the bowl.

Physical Description

Clay tobacco pipe bowl, complete with 25mm of stem present. Initials embossed on bowl, 'D' on one side and 'T' on the other. Same as bowl at 04/15/05/-/-.

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