The stem and bowl of this tobacco pipe was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was probably manufactured by McDougall.

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 the bowl and stem of a clay pipe. It is a plain bowl with no spur.

Physical Description

Bowl and part of the stem of a clay tobacco pipe. Impressed manufacturers mark on side of the bowl reads '...CUTTY PIPE', manufactueres name is missing, but it is probably McDougall. Manufacturer is probably McDougall

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