The new Parker Hardcastle Limited also absorbed the former Masta Patent Pipe Company.Hardcastle’s Forest Road plant was immediately given up and the production of Hardcastle pipes was moved to Parker’s nearby St.
Indeed, in 1923 he had to go to court to defend his original creation.Design 752535Hardcastle in an arc on the other side over "British Made" "PHITU" on the bottom of the side and underneath is a stamping of 265.Very little about this pipe on the internet: from Pipephil: My pic sucks, but it is really clean with sharp stampings.rim charring cleaned up pretty well and the bowl is in great shape, snug tenon, but the stem needs more hand polishing..bite marks.But he [Eddie] just couldn't get a pipe to sit properly in a chair!"Eddie solved his display problem by bending the mouthpiece of a pipe so that it could rest on its own stem.
Dating hardcastle pipes
This account is drawn from a 1947 issue of a trade journal (Tobacco).Like many non-contemporaneous accounts it's a bit suspect.Alfred Dunhill first had the idea of inserting a white spot on pipe stems in 1912 for practical reasons.The hand-made, vulcanite stems were so perfect that clients often had trouble knowing which way to insert them into the shank, so Dunhill solved this problem by placing a mark, a white spot at the end of the stem to show which way was “up”. Something I noticed in an "E" bay offering is the phrase "Pre Cadogan"?