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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880 (Part) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 073142

This clay tobacco pipe bowl, spur and part of the stem 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.
Clay tobacco pipe and part of the stem with spur. Embossed on opposite sides of the bowl are 'D' and 'T'. Compacted material in bowl.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width), 25 mm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: Tobacco pipe
Trench Unit Number: 04/15/05

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