Rare Iron Clay Pipe Making Mold - New Jersey Usa - Shooting Gallery Pipes

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RARE Iron Clay Pipe Making Mold - New Jersey USA - Shooting Gallery Pipes

I purchased this mold from an archaeologist in America about 15 years ago. It is a two-part
iron mold from a pottery site at Ocean County, New Jersey. These are thought to have been
used to produce mock clay tobacco pipes which were then used in shooting galleries. The mold
produces a full sized clay pipe with a short solid stem.

The mold is in good condition though obviously being made of aged iron it has a patina. It could still
be used though of more value as an antique. Being a clay pipe specialist I have information about
its origin in the form of a six page photocopy from a book on the subject - this will come with your purchase.
It explains the history and theories behing this item. The exact date is not known but I imagine a fair
date would be between c.1880 and c.1940. I have shown a couple of pages from this document in the
images which should be of interest.

Clay pipes molds are very rare and highly collectible. Many end up in museums so this is your
chance to have this unusual item. It is heavy so oversea buyers will need to pay a bit more postage than
UK mainland which is where the item is located. If you have any questions please do ask as I am only
too pleased to help.

Thank You.

Rare Iron Clay Pipe Making Mold - New Jersey Usa - Shooting Gallery Pipes

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