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Pipe - Clay, Organ & Macintosh, Melbourne, circa 1880 (Part) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 080881

This clay tobacco pipe bowl was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured for Organ and Macintosh of Melbourne, Australia.

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.
Entire ceramic pipe bowl, slightly burnt. Indented marks under rim. Maker 's mark: 'Expressly for Organ & Macintosh Melbourne'. Bowl complete, stem issing.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width), 50 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: 10/01/09
Inscriptions: Maker 's mark: 'Expressly for Organ & Macintosh Melbourne'

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