RRS Magnum Bent Mystery

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Humblepipe

Lifer
Sep 13, 2019
1,869
6,842
Guerneville, CA
This pipe was gifted to me by @Ahi Ka. It is a keeper. Love this pipe! @RustiePyles CPG, Ahi Ka and I have been trying to decipher this pipes origins. What a mystery! The sterling band (Birmingham), dates to 1910. It is apparently a repair. LEFT side of the shank is stamped, "RRS". The RIGHT side of the shank (partially obscured by the sterling band) is stamped (best I can tell), _ _ _ NNER, over _ _ LEE STREET (_ _ symbolize characters I can't make out). When I first laid eyes on it, I thought Pete or BBB... but I do not know!

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Chasing Embers

Captain of the Black Frigate
Nov 12, 2014
43,989
112,084
Absolutely...

Dimensions
Overall Length: 6.75"
Bowl Height: 2.5"
Bowl Inner Diameter: .95"
Bowl Depth: 2"
That's around the size of a Peterson House pipe or a Dunhill group 6 like these with 1"×2" chambers, the average size of my smaller pipes.

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Magnums are really big.

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Humblepipe

Lifer
Sep 13, 2019
1,869
6,842
Guerneville, CA

Humblepipe

Lifer
Sep 13, 2019
1,869
6,842
Guerneville, CA
Just to add, we did find a possible candidate for "RRS" (left side if shank stamp) in the Tobacco Brands Library:

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This vendor is from the appropriate era (1900-1910). However, the "LEE STREET" stamp on the right side of the shank does not corroborate. Also, the stamp for the above tobacconist would likely by RR&S?
 

jaingorenard

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 11, 2022
641
3,020
Norwich, UK
Just to add, we did find a possible candidate for "RRS" (left side if shank stamp) in the Tobacco Brands Library:

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This vendor is from the appropriate era (1900-1910). However, the "LEE STREET" stamp on the right side of the shank does not corroborate. Also, the stamp for the above tobacconist would likely by RR&S?
They definitely had multiple shops - I'll see if I can find a likely address.
 

anotherbob

Lifer
Mar 30, 2019
16,131
30,263
46
In the semi-rural NorthEastern USA
That's around the size of a Peterson House pipe or a Dunhill group 6 like these with 1"×2" chambers, the average size of my smaller pipes.

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Magnums are really big.

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Yeah magnums almost look comical. Almost. Like something made for a movie or something. Still really want one specifically for outdoors activities like camping or hiking.