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06 Feb 2021 08:45 PM  

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Wow,
those "tuberettes" are quite queer indeed --- an ingenious design to have a pre-fitted tube like that.
 
By chance is that American stamp a tax stamp?
 
If so,
we can accurately date it to a specific year according to which Series number it might be.
 
For example, here's a Series 112 stamp,
it  dates to 1942.
 
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07 Feb 2021 11:36 AM  
yes aren't they just strange, I have heard they can date but never new with how with writing being so small they were made in factory No 3 2nd district NYC and tax stamp has on series 102
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07 Feb 2021 02:59 PM  

 Cool.

 

Series 102 dates it to 1932.

 

So, from the interwar period, that particular era is my absolute favorite for both pipes and tobaccos.

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08 Feb 2021 06:36 PM  
interesting to have the date it seems strange the cigarette with the tube attached however I presume it acts like a cigarette holder or pipe and cools the smoke

thanks for exacting the date
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28 Feb 2021 12:50 PM  
hi phil

I have been going through some of the old stuff what I have collected and i have some different baron pipe fillers which have some original carreras craven mixture tobacco full cartridges which you insert into pipes via the case also a small rolling machine which can also make your own cartridges, if you want to mail me for some pictures

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01 Mar 2021 01:53 PM  

 

The cartridges are indeed an interesting footnote in the history of pipesmoking.

The form may have been popular with some smokers as the cartridges did stay on the market for a while, but seemingly never really gained traction with a widespread  acceptance.

A good few companies offered them, most famously besides Carreras was Dunhill:

Esteemed historian of Dunhilliana, John C. Loring, wrote:

"The first packaging development was the 1910 offering of “Self-Filling Tobacco Cartridges”, paper ‘shotgun shell like’ cylinders of tobacco that slipped right into the pipe bowl. While Dunhill obtained a patent for its version of this packaging/filling system in 1910, the concept was not a new one and was offered at the time by others as well.

Aside from cost the basic problem with the system was the need to keep the pipe well and evenly reamed so that the cartridges would continue to fit over time. Dunhill continued to both develop the concept, obtaining additional patents in 1918 and 1920, and to offer its blends in cartridge form up to and probably briefly after World War II.

The self filling cartridges were sold by unit rather then weight and were favored by both Edward Prince of Wales and his brother King George VI. Indeed according to Balfour, supra, the former abandoned his namesake “prince” (shape 314) pipe for the somewhat similar 302 shape that was better suited for cartridges. Similarly, George VI had Dunhill make him a special pipe, with a built in reamer, particularly suited to the cartridge system. "

 

There was an American version as well:

 

 

 

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