▲ (Upper side) Springbok, Made in London, England
(Underside) Tabacum, 132
(Left side) Talamona Romana
(Underside) Fatta a Mano
Artisan: Cesare Talamona is the son of Cornelio Talamona who founded the brand in 1929 in Oltrona di Gavirate (Varese). Most of Talamona pipes have a 9mm filter.
The business closed down in December 2000 after Cesare's wife had passed away.
See also (second): Caesar
Talbert, S 3
Faite en Bretagne
▲ Pipe of the "Talbert Pipe" line, grade "Signature" from 2003 (carved in France).
Notice the "Talbert" French version stamping.
Ligne Bretagne, Faite en Bretagne
Faite en Bretagne (Made in Brittany)
▲ Trever Talbert's Morta pipes essentially come from a stock of petrified wood inherited from his predecessor Patrice Sébilo. Talbert occupied Sebilo's former workshop in Herbignac (Brittany FR) from 2002 until May 2009.
The bog oak used by Talbert came from the Brière marshes (Brittany FR). This wood has been radiocarbon dated: 1497 to 1171 BC. Dentochronologic dating tests on a sample led to a 1342 BC date (1).
(1) VISSET GIRARDCLOS LAMBERT In Quaternaire 1994, vol. 5, no2, pp. 69-77
Artisan: Trever Talbert is an US pipe maker who established in France from late 2002 to 2009.
Four pipe lines (2011):
TP and TP Halloween pipes are fully handmade.
Production: LB Goblin ~12-18 pipes/year
"C"=LB Collector, "G"=Goblin, "S"=TP Signature, "H"=TP Halloween
LB grading (ascending): 1 (rusticated), 2 (fully sandblasted), 3, 4, 5 and C (Collector). Collectors are downgraded TP pipes.
TP grading (ascending): 1 (fully sandblasted), 2, 3, 4, 5 (flawless smooth). Signature are complex design and freehand pipes
▲ (Left side) Tally Ho
(Right side) Made in London, England, 30
(Underside) Pat. N° 227663
▲ (Left side) Danish Handmade TAO B (encircled)
Artisan: Jens "Tao" Nielsen (Born 1945)
The mouthpiece of these pipes is handmade and the shank nearly allways displays a silver ring, a band or an extension. Together with Poul Ilsted, Jens "Tao" Nielsen created in 1970 the Svendborg brand. He is an indepedant pipe maker since 1981.
▲ (Left side)
[Two pipes emblem], 1029
Artisan: Tatsuo Tajima (born 1955) formely was a film and graphic designer. He started making pipes in 2005.