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Tavern Pipe

Tavern Pipe

Regular price $ 36.00 Sale

      The tavern pipe came around in the second half of the 18th century. The long stem is designed to be smoked while relaxing in a seated position and offers a cool draw of smoke which was much more desirable. The long pipes were available to the common man at taverns, public houses, and other social gathering spaces. The wealthy would have had long pipes like this in their home for personal use or entertaining and impressing guests. 
 
In his records, George Washington had a receipt for 144 long pipes and a letter requesting “…the best kind of long ones.” From his broker in England.
These clay pipes have been made the same way for hundreds of years. The english clay has been fired for strength with a terracotta dipped end for comfort. They can be cleaned by heating the entire pipe by a fire to burn out any stray tobacco.