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Tobacciana

A tobacco pipe, often called simply a pipe, is a device specifically made to smoke tobacco. It comprises a chamber (the bowl) for the tobacco from which a thin hollow stem (shank) emerges, ending in a mouthpiece (the bit). Pipes can range from very simple machine-made briar models to highly prized hand-made artisanal implements made by renowned pipemakers, which are often very expensive collector's items. Pipe smoking is the oldest known traditional form of tobacco smoking.

The broad anatomy of a pipe typically comprises mainly the bowl and the stem. The bowl, which is the cup-like outer shell, the part hand-held while packing, holding and smoking a pipe, is also the part "knocked" top-down to loosen and release impacted spent tobacco. On being sucked, the general stem delivers the smoke from the bowl to the user's mouth.

Inside the bowl is an inner chamber space holding tobacco pressed into it. This draught hole, is for air flow where air has travelled through the tobacco in the chamber, taking the smoke with it, up the shank. At the end of the shank, the pipe's mortise and tenon join is an air-tight, simple connection of two detachable parts where the mortise is a hole met by the tenon, a tight-fitting "tongue" at the start of the stem. Known as the bore, the inner shaft of this second section stays uniform throughout while the outer stem tapers down to the mouthpiece or bit held in the smoker's teeth, and finally ends in the "lip", attenuated for comfort.

Cigar, cigarette, and pipe smoking related collectibles, lighters, and other tobacciana.

TB1007 Vint Whiting Sterling Silver Repousse Cigarette Holder Toothpick

Vint Whiting Sterling Silver Repousse Cigarette Holder Toothpick

This sterling and glass cigarette holder, often also sold as a toothpick today. It was manufactured by Frank M. Whiting Co., an American manufacturer...
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TB1008 Vintage Bowers Sure Fire WWI Era Military Service Trench Lighter

Vintage Bowers Sure Fire WWI Era Military Service Trench Lighter

This is a World War I to WWII era windproof trench lighter. It was produced by the Bowers Manufacturing Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. It has the...
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TB1003 Vintage or Antique Quail Brand Safety Match Box

Vintage or Antique Quail Brand Safety Match Box

This is Quail Brand Safety Match box is a nice piece of old advertizing. It is a little more than 2 inches (5 cm)across. It contains no matches, and...
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TB1001 Other 17 inch Antique Figural Gouda Pipe ManTricorn Hat Saint Nicholas

17 inch Antique Figural Gouda Pipe ManTricorn Hat Saint Nicholas

This antique figural Gouda "Goedewaagen's Pijp" clay pipe, nicely crafted, showing a man in a tr-corn hat. It is a remarkably long 17 inches. It...
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