Misc. Estates: Hilson Vintage Oiled Smooth Prince (428) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-10012

Hilson's history stretches back to 1846, with Jean-Claude, or Jean-Paul depending on your source, Hillen's founding of a trading company in Bree, Belgium with a focus on tobacco and tobacco-related goods. Between then and the 1960s, the company began to produce pipes in Bree under the name Hilson and found success in many European countries, receiving ample praise for their smoking quality and craftsmanship. Facing financial issues, the marque was acquired by Gubbels, the manufacturing concern behind Porsche and Bugatti design pipes, as well as Big Ben pipes, and their plant in Bree was shut down before moving all production to Roermond in the Netherlands. This "428" Prince is a classic take on the chart-standard shape, and it's here dressed in the warm auburn stain of the Vintage Oiled series.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round

  • Length: 5.56 in./141.22 mm.
  • Weight: 1.09 oz./30.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Prince
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Holland
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