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LEFT: HM Queen Victoria, Briar, bakelite Edwardian era button-tip
mouthpiece. This pipe was carved in St. Claude, France on the
either the Dalloz or Lamberthod 3D pantograph (see bottom of
page). After roughing out, they were detailed by master carvers.
Circa 1905 - 1920.

From the Johnny Long collection - PCoL #UK603Hon
BELOW: French figurals - St. Claude, France
Left to right - Frenchman (smoking a pipe);
French soldier (smoked cap-closed, air passage
through nostrils), US Civil War soldier wearing
the "kepi" common to both sides (smoked
cap-closed, air drafted through the nostrils),
both soldiers with glass eyes; a Viking. From
the Johnny Long collection -
PCoL #UK60Hon
RIGHT: "CAT" - a
rare and stunning
one-off custom briar
by the late Bill Ashton
Taylor - carved for
Bernard Allotey -
PCoL
 #UK372F
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LEFT: E VII, "The Peacemaker" should be
considered a hero of our club - our
"Not-so-Saintly" Patron Saint?
"Gentlemen,
you may smoke."
he said, after assuming
the throne, his mother, Queen Victoria
having previously banned tobacco use in her
court and the precincts of Windsor Castle.

Queen Vic (top of page) on the other hand,
is  the "Precursoress" of the accursed
smoking ban in Great Britain.
RIGHT: Meerschaum figural Snipe
- bakelite "bill" stem
Meerschaum head, meerschaum
bowl insert, glass eyes, cased.
Length: 5 3/4" - 14.5 cm
Origin Vienna (prob.)
Date: ? circa 1935 ?

From the collection of:
Trevor Burgess
 
PCoL #UK615F
RIGHT: Meerschaum figural
Bulldog - Amberoid stem,
length 8", unsmoked

Origin Vienna (prob.)
Date: circa 1935

From the collection of:
Johnny Long
PCoL #UK603Hon
ABOVE: Briar figural,
French President Raymond Poincare'
(1860 - 1934)
Redmonol stem (red bakelite)
Length 7.5"

Origin: St. Claude France
Date: circa 1935

From the collection of:
Johnny Long
PCoL #UK603Hon
ABOVE: Briar figiral - Czar Nicholas II of
Russia - Bakelite stem, length 7.5"

Origin: St. Claude France
Date: circa 1930

From the collection of: Johnny Long - PCoL
#UK603Hon
ABOVE & RIGHT: A Bacchus
pattern for the Dalloz
Pantograph Pipe Carver - and
the finished pipe.

FAR RIGHT: The amazing
Dalloz 3D pantograph

developed by the St. Claude
pipe craftsman, Joseph Honore
Dalloz in 1863 (d. 1905). This
machine was used by his
nephew, M. Dessertine up until
1945.

CLICK HERE for an article (a
rough translation from the
French) on the operation of the
machine.  

A most fascinating article on the
origin & development of the 3D
pantograph - from da Vinci to
Dalloz - may be found
HERE.













RIGHT: A few briar figurals
from the collection of:
John
Wade Long, Jr. - PCoL #UK603
Queen Victoria, Edward VIIs,
Czar Nicholas II of Russia,
French soldier, Viking, American
Civil War soldier, Frenchman,
Indian Princess, Bacchus (2) and
his consort.  









RIGHT: Detail from an Edward
VII pipe, silver band, horn stem.

A drawing of a similar "Prince of
Wales" pipe "with horn mouth-
piece" appears on page 73 of
the Salmon & Gluckstein
Illustrated Guide for Pipe
Smokers dated London, January
1880. Source: Page 28 of
The
Pipe Companion -  A
Connoisseurs's Guide
by David
Wright. The pipe at right, carved
in St. Claude, France, has a
silver band hallmarked
Birmingham 1912.

FAR RIGHT: Another model for
the Dalloz Pantograph - this one
of cast pot metal.
BELOW: Dalloz hard at work on his magnificent panograph in his "lair" as he loved
to call it.
BELOW: The multiple stages of pipe production on the Dalloz
pantograph. First, the pattern (Voltaire - carved in wood),
next, the
roughed out bust which is removed from the pantograph, and
finally,  
finished by a master carver. No two of these pipes is alike, for the details
of eyes, eyebrows, hair, etc. are done by hand at the carver's discretion.
BELOW: The metal model for Bacchante (consort of Bacchus) and a finished
briar from the Johnny Long Collection. One can easily see the liberty given the
Master Carver in finishing the details. Sand pits, fissures and other imperfections
in the briar block would also necessitate modifications.
BELOW: Small Sterling Silver Pipe of a Roman Soldier - maker uncertain,
possibly Wilhelm Müller or F. Behm. Once had a partial gold wash.

Hallmarks: Number 13 in circular cartouche, and a crude unicorn head
Length: 55 mm (2 1/8")  Height: 40 mm (1 5/8")
Origin:
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Date: circa 1850

From the collection of: Johnny Long - PCoL #UK603Hon