American Estates: Silver Briar (by Briddell of Crisfield) Smooth Dublin with Silver Overlay (Replacement Stem)

Product Number: 004-009-5627

Pipephil, nada. Pipedia, ditto. A Google search, however, did turn up info on "Briddel of Crisfield". It turns out it was the cutlery factory of one Charles Briddel of Crisfield, Maryland, who had previously served the boatmen and dock workers of the Chesapeake Bay as a blacksmith and knifemaker during the Edwardian era before founding his own factory. Apparently B-of-C cleavers are something of a collector's item, though not very demanding price-wise - they were very well made and the even oldest ones floating around appear to have had little trouble surviving the past hundred years. When this pipe was made is anyone's guess; under different ownership Briddel remained in business until the 1990s. Typically when we've seen pipes covered with silverwork in this manner, however, they've been from the first half of the 20th century.

- Eric N. Squires

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Condition: 4.9/5 Smoked, but rather clean.
  • Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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