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Pipe Stand & Pipes - Ettore Checchi, circa 1880-1920 Reg. No: HT 22116
- Set of pipes which belonged to Ettore Checchi and were used by him in Melbourne during the first half of the 20th century. Ettore migrated from Florence, Italy in 1876, with two friends Pietro Baracchi and Carlo Catani. Ettore pioneered water conservation projects, including the Hume and Eildon dams.
- Two tiered wooden pipe stand, top tier with series of 6 holes and base with 6 round intents. These act as a support to hold 6 tobacco smoking pipes. Pipes typically consist of a small chamber (the bowl) for the combustion of the tobacco to be smoked and a thin stem (shank) that ends in a mouthpiece (the bit).
Pipe 1: Wooden stemmed pipe with 'corn cob' wooden bowl (maker's sticker on base illegible) and vulcanite, lucite or bakelite mouthpiece.
Pipe 2: Wooden stemmed 'Varsity' pipe with wooden bowl (maker's sticker on base illegible) and vulcanite, lucite or bakelite mouthpiece. Made in London.
Pipe 3: Aluminium plain stemmed 'Alco' pipe with wooden bowl and vulcanite or lucite mouthpiece. Made in England.
Pipe 4: Wooden stemmed 'Kaywoodie' pipe with wooden bowl (maker's sticker on base illegible) and vulcanite, lucite or bakerlite mouthpiece. Made in London.
Pipe 5: Aluminium stemmed 'Falcon' pipe with decorative central rope section, with wooden bowl and vulcanite or lucite mouthpiece. Made in England.
Pipe 6: Wooden stemmed 'Pollo de Luxe' pipe with wooden bowl (maker's sticker on base illegible) and vulcanite, lucite or bakerlite mouthpiece. Made in France
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Pauline Checchi, 2006
|Dimensions:||140 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||astronomy, italian communities, italian immigration, healthcare medicine, pipes, civil engineering|
|Themes this item is part of:||Great Melbourne Telescope, Pietro Baracchi, Astronomer (1851-1926), Establishing Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1911-1912, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|Secondary Classification:||Substance Use - Tobacco|
|Tertiary Classification:||smoking equipment|
|Inscriptions:||Sticker under the base 'Made in the Philippines.'
Pipe 2: "Varsity / Made in London".
Pipe 3: "Alco / Made in England".
Pipe 4: "Kaywoodie / Made in London".
Pipe 5: "Falcon / Made in England".
Pipe 6: "Pollo de Luxe / Made in France".
|Manufacturer:||Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900|
|Original Owner:||Ettore Checchi, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1950|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Pietro Baracchi - Melbourne Observatory
Lifelong friend of the owner Ettore Checchi.
Ettore Checchi: http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070635b.htm
Julia Church, Per L'Australia. The Story of Italian Migration, 2005
Italian Historical Society Photographic Collection, including image of Ettore Checchi smoking a pipe.
This item is part of the following themes:
- Great Melbourne Telescope
- Pietro Baracchi, Astronomer (1851-1926)
- Establishing Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1911-1912
- Star Observations & Personal Equation
- Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890)
- Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908
- Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944
- Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection
- Migration Collection