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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880 (Part) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 3520

This bowl from a clay tobacco pipe was excavated from Casselden Place in 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.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 45.0 mm (Height), 20.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Lot Area Unit: 41D/3/21


Dawn Sowa Posted on 24 Jan 2014 11:35 AM
I have a very pretty clay pipe, it has a lot of detail. I would love to know more about it. I found it in North East England.

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