LHS Purex 30 Bullcap Rhodesian Estate Briar Pipe, American Estates

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LHS was an American pipe company based in New York, founded by brothers Ludwig and Hugo Stern in 1911. Known for such lines as the Sterncrest, the Purex, and the Redmanol, LHS often worked with innovative and decorative materials for their pipes, crafting and applying these materials in-house. LHS lasted until approximately 1960, when the company closed for good. Today, LHS pipes and memorabilia are particularly sought after by collectors.

Like GBD with the Bullmoose, the make that comes quickest to mind when thinking of the Bullcap shape is LHS. It is not a common shape these days, but it is one that, thanks to makes LHS, has secured its place in pipe history. It is essentially a very squat, very wide bulldog (or Rhodesian, if we’re being pedantic), with the top of the bowl being flattened into a kind of “cap,” hence the name. This Purex model is quite a remarkable iteration of the shape, with its broad bowl being a canvas around which dances beautiful flame grain patterns. I have a feeling this one won’t hang around for long.

The condition is excellent. The pipe has clearly been well looked after.



Length: 5.5″ / 139.7mm

Bowl Width: 0.94 / 23.87mm

Bowl Depth: 1.2″ / 30.48mm

Weight: 2.6oz / 76g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used