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    us
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    Civil War era Tobacco Pipe?

    Found this about 6" down not far from Balls Bluff area on private property. Not sure but it looks like some kind of tobacco pipe, but possibly made of some kind of lead or metal? Not sure. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.

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    us
    Feb 2008
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    Great find! I've always wanted to find a pipe. I'm sure someone here will be able to help ID it
    dancing in the fire!

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    us
    Mar 2014
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    Thanks - hope so!

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    us
    Dec 2008
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    Your statements a confusing.
    lead is a metal.
    If you found it with a metal detector it is or contains metal.
    I dont know of any cast metal pipes from civil war era.
    A guess would be the leg from a hollow cast animal figure.

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    us
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    Taz42o, I only said possibly lead because I had read there have been some lead tobacco bubble pipes recovered in the past, so they do exist. Additionally pipes have been made from copper and pewter (which also contains lead) as well.
    Lead Tobacco Pipe ?
    But you are correct, it may be a leg to a figurine or something too. But the area it was found (near Balls Bluff battlefield area) and the depth indicate its definitely older and there's a chance its from the CW era, not sure what a soldier would need a figurine for!

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    us
    May 2010
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    I feel it is a spout to a coffee or tea pot.
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    Jan 2013
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    Hello agent132,

    What is the diameter of the bore, and does it continue into the "bowl"? I would think, that if it were a smoking pipe, it would smoke very hot and harshly.

    Perhaps a candle snuffer…

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    steve andermatt

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    I think HuntinDog is on the right track with a spout to a tea or coffee pot.
    back of the boat

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    What about some kind of gunpowder horn?

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    steve andermatt

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent132 View Post
    What about some kind of gunpowder horn?
    A gunpowder horn would normally have been made from a horn, although I see what you are thinking like it could be the pouring spout off of some type of powder flask, possibly leather flask with that as the spout but the only problem with that is how would it have attached.
    back of the boat

 

 

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