LHS Redmanol Gold Mounted Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD OUT]
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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.
This particular LHS is from the company’s Redmanol line, so named because the unique material, Redmanol, used for the pipes’ stems. Redmanol was the first synthetic amber and a precursor to Bakelite, both of which have been lost to time, with Redmanol production ceasing in the early 1920s. The bowl is briar, with a cap and band made from what I assume is rolled gold, giving the pipe a rather ornate appearance. It’s an aesthetic that is rarely seen today – if at all – one that typified a certain period in early 20th century life, including pipe design.
The pipe is in excellent shape, owing no doubt to its protective, fitted case. It doesn’t appear to have been smoked very much at all, leaving its rim free of char and its stem free of abrasions.
Bowl Width: 18.7mm
Bowl Depth: 1.7″
Weight: 1.3oz / 37g
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