Dating clay tobacco pipes
A few elaborately decorated pipes appeared during the first half of the century, mostly of Dutch origin.
1660 - 1680: One such variation was the West Country style pipe that featured a curved bowl that lost much of its "barrel" look.
This was the first long-bowl pipe that would gain in popularity through the end of the century.
The size of the bowl was often effected by the cost and availability of tobacco.
The effects of English pipe manufacture eventually came full circle back to the American Indians through the fur trade sometime early in the 1600’s.
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Towards the end of the seventeenth century the inside diameter of the bowl was about 1/2 inch and the bore diameter of the stem was between 3/32 to 1/8 inch.