A Meerschaum Pipe Sold by Carrington, Hallmarked 1893
W. H. Carrington & Co. was founded by William Henry Carrington, and located at 53 Thomas Street, Manchester among several other addresses. Carrington lists his profession as tobacconist as early as the 1891 census, following in his father John Carrington's footsteps. The firm first registered a silver hallmark in Chester in 1888 and in Birmingham's Assay Office in 1891. Carrington pipes in both briar and meerschaum with silver have been seen marked "W.H.C.".
W. H. Carrington was in operation for nearly a century before going out of business.
- 1903 WHC Sterling Mounted Bulldog, Chester 'C' Hallmark Courtesy Dennis Dreyer