Clay Pipe - Burns Cutty, Ceramic, Thomas Davidson, Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1861-circa 1891 Archaeology Reg. No: HA 237

One fragment of clay pipe stem. Stem is undecorated but has '...son Gl...' impressed on one side and '…ns cu…' on the other. The clay pipe is a Burns Cutty Pipe, manufactured by Thomas Davidson of Glasgow between circa 1861 and circa 1891.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2009
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical

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Tagged with: world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, smoking, smoking accessories
Themes this item is part of: World Heritage, World Futures, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: Recreation
Tertiary Classification: smoking
Activity: Recreation
Specific Activity: Smoking
Trench Unit Number: G12/15/16/032
Inscriptions: Obverse, impressed: son Gl...(?)
Reverse, impressed: ns cu...(?)
Manufacturer: Thomas Davidson, c 1861-c 1891
References: Humphrey 1969: 15; Macready and Goodwyn 1990: 56; Oswald 1975: 205
  1. [Article - Journal] Humphrey, R. 1969. Clay Pipes from Old Sacramento. Historical Archaeology. 12-33., 1969, 15 Pages
  2. [Book], J Goodwyn, Sarah Macready, Slums and Self-Improvement: The History and Archaeology of the Mechanics Institute, Auckland, and its Chancery Street Neighbourhood, New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington, 1990, 1990, 56 Pages
  3. [Article - Journal] Oswald, Adrian. 1975. Clay Pipes for the Archaeologist. British Archaeological Reports. Bar Series No. 14, 1975, 205 Pages

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