London Castle Pipes
By Maxim W. Engel
1919 - 1999. Founded in 1919, it was originally known as Davies & Huybrecht. One of the smallest and most obscure of the older British pipe makers. Their specialty was the making of pipes with flawless wood in traditional British shapes from Algerian briar. Their pipes were available only from Smith's Snuff Shop in London. Each pipe was offered without the stem and the customer then specified the stem he wanted.
In the late 1990's the last Mr. Huybrecht retired and passed away a few years later. He left over a 100 bowls. Many were unstained and without stems. In June of 2006 we located the old bowls and are now having them stained and stemmed. The mouthpieces are hand cut Vulcanite and every pipe is stamped "London Castle, G. Huybrecht".
We are extremely pleased to offer a limited selection of London Castle pipes by the late G. Huybrecht. The bowls we have are the last of an 80 year old tradition of British pipe making. They are classic British shapes and smaller pipes, averaging Group 3-4 size. The smooth are all virtually flawless. When they are gone, they are gone. This is your opportunity to own a part of British pipe making history.
Historical Note: British Prime Minister, ( 1964-1970, 1974- 1976), Sir Harold Wilson smoked mainly G.Huybrecht pipes (Zulu shape was his favorite). Smoke Well
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