Mincer Era Custom-Bilt Rusticated Lovat Briar Pipe, American Estates [SOLD OUT]
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Custom-Bilt pipes were originally created in the early 20th century by Tracy Mincer, an American pipe-maker. Later adopting the slogan, ‘As Individual as a Thumbprint,’ Custom-Bilts were each rusticated by hand, giving them their signature rugged look, and ensuring that no two Custom-Bilts were exactly alike. Today, Custom-Bilt pipes are prized by collectors, pipe history enthusiasts, and those who generally appreciate a well-made smoking machine.
While it is difficult to date Custom-Bilts precisely, this pipe, still faintly stamped ‘Custom-Bilt’ in cursive on the shank, would appear to have been made between 1934 and 1946 (after which the name was changed to Custombilt and production was partially bought-out by Eugene Rich). This would make the pipe almost 100 years old, and in remarkably good condition for being so.
Bowl Width: 17.8mm
Bowl Depth: 1.2″
Weight: 1.0oz / 29g
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