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Pipe - Clay, circa 1880 (Part) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 23179

Summary:
This clay tobacco pipe bowl and spur was excavated in 2003 at Casselden Place.

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.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 55.0 mm (Height), 23.0 mm (Width)

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Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: RECREATION
Specific Activity: PIPES (SMOKING EQUIPMENT)
Lot Area Unit: 36A/1/288

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