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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880, (Part) Reg. No: LL 068053 4
- This clay tobacco pipe bowl and spur 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.
- Description for Parent record: Tobacco pipe bowls and stem fragments. 1. Bowl and stem 'W.B.' on spur, made in London. 2. Basket weave and ribbing on bowl, stem has a '7' on spur 3. Plain bowl, no spur, shield with 'CHAFFER' and two lines 4. Plain bowl, no spur, circle with 'C. CROP HO...TON, LONDON'. One of the bowls (no.1) is missing. 18 November 1998.
C. Crop, Hoxton, London, made pipes between 1840 - 1861.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||25 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width), 45 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||19/45/29|
|References:||L.J.Mahony:The Pits: a methodological analysis of artefacts from the CCS|