Clay Pipe - Ceramic, William White, Glasgow, Scotland, 1805-circa 1891 Archaeology Reg. No: HA 346

One fragment of a plain clay pipe stem. Has an impressed maker's mark: 'W. WHITE', 'GLASGOW' and was manufactured by William White of Glasgow between 1805 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: I16
Manufacturer: William White, 1805-c 1891
References: MacReady and Goodwyn 1990: 55; Oswald 1975: 206
  1. [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, 55 Pages
  2. [Article - Journal] Oswald, Adrian. 1975. Clay Pipes for the Archaeologist. British Archaeological Reports. Bar Series No. 14, 1975, 206 Pages


Maureen Posted on 06 Sep 2013 1:35 PM
While searching rocks and shells on a beach on the Northern Peninsula, I was amazed to find that what I thought was an unusal shell turns out to be exactly like the pipe stem as shown on your site (Trench Unit Number 116) with W.White printed on one side and Glasgow on the other.

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