Updated: Nov 06, 2013
Brand founded in the 1860's at Leeds (GB). Lane Ltd. (NYC) bought the brand in 1962 and closed the factory in Leeds in 1965. The pipes were then manufactured in London at Charatan's. During the period 1972 (about) - 1989 Ben Wade pipes were mass produced for Lane Ltd. by Preben Holm
's worshop in his very personal style.
Peter Wilson owner of Duncan Pipes
bought the rights of the brand in 1998.
▲ (Left side) Ben Wade (In oval), Selected Grain
(Right side) Made in Leeds, England, 47
▲ These stampings date from the pre-Lane period when Ben Wade pipes were made in Leeds (UK).
▲ (Left side)
Selected Grain, Leeds - England
▲ (Left side) Ben Wade
(Right side) made in London. England
▲ Pipe carved in the Charatan's Prescott Street factory. Vertical mark on mouthpiece
▲ Ben Wade, Selected Briar, London Made, 38
▲ Pipe carved in the english factory. Horizontal mark on mouthpiece
▲ Ben Wade, Blackfriar, Made in, London England
▲ (Left side) Ben Wade, Blackfriar, London made
This amazing indian chief logo is an original. It seems to ornate systematicaly the mouthpieces of the Blackfriar line.
Ben Wade Made in London England
▲ The stem logo seems to be an original since the pipe is unsmoked.
▲ (Left side) Ben Wade, Sienna (Right side) Made in France
▲ Ben Wade Danish Hand Made 100
▲ Ben Wade Golden Walnut Made in Denmark
▲ (Left side) Majestic, Design Series, C
(Right side) Ben Wade, Hand made in Denmark
See also MAJESTIC
as a Ben Wade's sub-brand
▲ (Left side) Ben Wade, 100, Hand made, Denmark
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