A couple of months later, Finlay is absorbed into Imperial Tobacco, and along with it comes B. Barling used this block letter logo until late The Niblick turns out to be a sandblast! If you are not already a smoker of our pipes, we hope that it will lead to your giving them a trial and thus testing their quality and workmanship, we ourselves being confident of your ultimate judgment and satisfaction. Maybe a post-trans one?
First number of shape indicates size.
What is clear is that the period from saw a major increase in the range of products marketed under the Barling name, as well as increases in the variety of production carried in its two factories. Oddly, the shape numbre of this pipe has only two digits. The point of confusion between this and the previous pipe is in the size designation as both "6" and "EXEL" So, besides dating, the question is why both pipes are stamped "EXEL" yet each has a different numbered size stamp "5" and "6" respectively Any help on these questions would be much appreciated. Succinctly put, it's the best for research and it's beautifully written. We hope that more Barling collectors will be willing to share their treasures so that the narrative of this fine marque will become clearer and richer. Moreover, it is not duplicated by any other maker. The quality of workmanship is astonishing.