Dating a kaywoodie
If the pipe was stamped BRUYERE rather than briar it was made in the 30s.
That is all I have in my notes right now I dont have anything on the multitude of stem stampings or any other age indicators.
BBB The initials once stood for Blumfeld’s Best Briars after Louis Blumfeld, who took over the management of the Adolph Frankau Company in 1856.
After his death, the BBB gradually became known as Britain’s Best Briars.
If anyone has more definitive information or other methods of determining date please feel free to post it and I will edit this as I go.
The business thrives quickly until the death of Adolph Frankau in 1856. Enter in scene Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), author of "Hero and worship of the heroes".Earlier pipes included a metal rondel with a diamond shape including BBB imbedded in the stem top, and later post-Cadogan went to a stamped on logo, similar to the GBD pipes. Adolph Frankau & Co Ltd In 1847, Adolph Frankau arrived in London and quickly understood opportunities that the market of tobacco presented, in full expansion.Dating and History: I have been doing some digging into BBB pipes for some we have for VPC auctions and I found an article online in French. He created the company "Adolph Frankau & Co" and became an importer of meerschaum pipes and supplies in connection with the tobacco.Louis realizes quickly, like others, great potential of the Heather, from which the interest comes to be recognized.Louis Blumfeld develops from the very start of important international trade, with a particular success in Canada, in Australia, in Zealand News, India and in the extreme Is Europe, in Switzerland and, with a special mention, in Denmark.