Gdb pipe dating
This sector of the industry, consisting of independent, skilled craftspeople, has been growing exponentially, and it is giving the old establishments a run for their money.
This is not the era of your father’s—or your grandfather’s—briar!
On or after 1st January, 1939, it shall not be permitted for a member to sell briar pipes marked, stamped or described as “British Made”, “English Made”, “London Made” and “Made in London”, or with other word or words of a similar character, unless the following conditions are complied with:— (a) Either the bowl or the mouthpiece is of entirely British Manufacture and (b) The pipe is fitted and finished in the United Kingdom. Members shall not, either directly or indirectly, fit and/or finish for firms abroad.” And as a gratuitous comment, whether true or not: “English manufacturers keep the high-grade stummels to be made into high-priced pipes, sending low-grade stummels to their French factories” (Raymond Joslyn Hoyle and John R.
By Ben Rapaport From its inception in the late 1850s, the briar industry has seen growth and expansion that would be best described as evolutionary, starting with that cottage epicenter, St.
Claude—with small- and medium-sized workshops—that evolved in the next hundred years into today’s global market comprised, principally, of industrial-strength manufacturers known by their longstanding company name or their trademark, e.g., “White Dot,” “WDC” in an inverted triangle or the oval escutcheon “GBD.” By comparison, in the last 50 years, what’s been happening in the trade is considered revolutionary!
Cloud) [sic], where they are finished into the famous G. D., or ‘Pipes de Bruyere,’ known to smokers in England under the name of ‘brier wood pipes’” (“Brier Root Pipes,” Scientific American, Sept. “It is said that a large proportion of the so-called ‘English’ pipes are entirely manufactured at St. This statement also applies to most of the French ‘manufacturers,’ who place their orders for pipes, ready branded in their name, with St. 1-75, Volume I, January, February and March 1914, 222). Claude pipes were “sold in large quantities in London with English trade-marks, and therefore eagerly bought by those Frenchmen who visit London, as a souvenir from the other side of the Channel …” (Peter Kropotkin, Fields, Factories and Workshops, 1993, 307).
Opinions then, as now, seem to vary as to who made the best pipe.
Some might already have a written inventory of their briars, or generated a roster of favorite pipemakers or assembled a bucket list of specific pipemaker styles to eventually own.