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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 074834
- This clay tobacco pipe was excavated during one of the digs conducted 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 bowl, end of stem, bearded head moulded on front of bowlFigural head pipe: turbaned, bearded man's head moulded in very pale terra- cotta clay Probably a copy of an original 'Jacob' pipe made by the French firm of Fiolet, one of the
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||125 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width), 24 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Trench Unit Number:||02/22/02|
|References:||Kris Courtney: Piece Pipes: the clay tobacco pipes from .. Little Lon...|