English Estates: BBB Leeds Smooth Billiard (651S)

Product Number: 004-002-17909

Originally, BBB stood for "Blumfeld's Best Briar's," named for Louis Blumfeld who managed the Adolph Frankau Company in 1856. Upon Blumfeld's death however, the BBB brand came to be known as "Britain's Best Briars. Here, the British brand presents a classic saddle-stemmed Billiard in cross-cut grain orientation. Stamped "Leeds" it hearkens back to when pipes were given the names of English cities before shape number were utilized — though this one does also bear the "651S" shape designation.

-Truett Smith

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Rim Darkening Dings On The Rim Chamber Carbonizing Small Dings Around The Bowl Spots In The Stem Material

BBB (inside diamond)
  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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