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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880 (Part) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 067748

Summary:
This tobacco pipe bowl was excavated at one of the digs conducted at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It is of British origin.

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:
Ceramic - tobacco pipe. Tobacco pipe bowl with small plain spur. Bowl has a three masted ship one side and an anchor the other. Frag.
Britain
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 25 mm (Height), 20 mm (Width), 50 mm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Trench Unit Number: 27/22/53

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