This tobacco pipe bowl 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 complete tobacco pipe bowl with spur and a section of stem. It is plain with a maker's mark on the outside of the bowl above the stem.

Physical Description

Complete tobacco pipe bowl, section of stem and spout, with maker's name impressed on rear, reads 'JONES', the top half is illegible.

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