American Estates: John Bessai Smooth Belge (pre-1969)

Product Number: 004-009-11139

Quite the vintage find, this John Bessai Belge was made prior to 1969. John didn't stamp his pipes, but with his passing in late 1968, we can at least approximate the age of this piece. The owner of a pipe shop at the Old Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio, John was a long time pipemaker and repairman, and his pipes are quite collectible as pieces of American pipe history. This offering boasts a Zulu-like S-curve but features a softly rounded bowl. Great condition, with just some rim darkening.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Darkening

  • Length: 6.11 in./155.19 mm.
  • Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Cutty
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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