This is the second pipe from Former we've had that was difficult to date. While he doesn't use date stamps on his pipes, this one bears the "Former" in a stylized font like Teddy currently uses. Most other Former pipes have stamping in all block letters. This Billiard is one stoutly pipe, sporting a tobacco chamber of magnum proportions. It's most likely easier to hold in the hand as opposed to clenching in the teeth; one bowl full would easily last an hour for even fast puffers.