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This pipe was collected from southeastern Kansas and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 1994. The complete pipe is made of white clay, sometimes called pipe clay. The initials "T" and "D" can be seen on the bowl in addition to a mold seam. TD style pipes may have originated with London pipe maker Thomas Dormer in the 1700s, but the initials were later used on generic pipes as a trademark. The pipe has a foot used for resting the pipe in an upright position. Traces of dottle (tobacco residue) can be seen in the interior.

Date: 1750-1920

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Item Number: 444330
Call Number: 1994.B.52
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444330

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