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Pipe makers' marks - Page 5
Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Marked Clay Tobacco Pipes From Ferryland, Newfoundland

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RVB/SID/NEY Incuse. Stamped or mould imparted on the stem.
Initials RS sometimes moulded on sides of heel.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Mark identified as Reuben Sydney, Southhampton pipemaker 1687-1748. Refer to Oswald 1975:173; Walker 1971:81.

REUB/ENSI/DNEY Incuse. Stamped or mould imparted on the stem.
Initials RS sometimes moulded on sides of heel.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Mark identified as Reuben Sydney, Southhampton pipemaker 1687-1748. Refer to Oswald or Walker (above). Different stamp from above example.

IG Incuse. Stamped on pipestem. Flower/Fleur de lys decoration between lettering.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths
Stem fragment only. This style of mark on the stem of a pipe dates from 1675-1725 and is common in the North-East and Central Southern England (Oswald 1975:79).

H/EDWA/RDS Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 6/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of the pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Both pipe bowl and mark identified as Bristol pipemaker Henry Edwards 1699-1727. Refer to Walker 1977:1418.

R/TIPP/ET Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Pipe bowl fragment, no stem bore measurement.
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Identified as Robert Tippet II or III. Robert II (1678-1713 poss. to 1720); Robert III (1713 poss. to 1720). Refer to Walker 1977:1493.

ER Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Mark of Edward Reed, Bristol pipemaker (1706-23, poss to 1735).
Refer to Walker 1977:1478.

E Reed Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Both pipe bowl and mark identified as Edward Reed, Bristol pipemaker (1706-23, poss to 1735). Refer to Walker 1977:1478.

W/TIPP/ET Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl fragment.
Fragment of pipe bowl only.
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Mark identified as William Tippet I or II, Bristol pipemaker.
William Tippet I (1689/90-1727/8), William Tippet II (1713-22).
Refer to Walker 1977:1502.

HH Incuse. Stamped on back of bowl facing smoker.
Pipe bowl fragment, no bore measurement.
Mark identified as Henry Hoar (1699-1739), Bristol pipemaker who took over the pipe moulds of R. Tippet. Refer to Walker 1977; Oswald 1975:86.

IB Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl fragment.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Identified by Mark (1967:21) as Bristol manufacture and dating from 1690-1740.
Many makers from this period, See Oswald 1975 or Walker 1977 for list.

IS Relief. Moulded cartouche on the right side of bowl.
Stem bore size: 5/64ths
Moulded cartouche on the right side of a pipe bowl is a popular style in Bristol and the West Country from 1700-80 (Oswald 1975:70).
Many makers from this period, See Oswald 1975 or Walker 1977 for list.

©1999, Barry Gaulton
Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Photographs by Roy Ficken, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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