These two tobacco pipe bowls were 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

These are two plain tobacco pipe bowls with maker's mark above stem. One bowl also has spur attached.

Physical Description

2 clay tobacco pipe bowls with impressed lettering reading 'TD' on the back of the bowl. Can not identify the manufacturer. Manufacturer can not be identified

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