We aren't exactly sure what year Emperor stopped making pipes but evidence shows they were in operation from the turn of the century until the 50's. They typically graded their pipes in one of three tiers, Supreme being the best. Our best guess is this American manufactured piece dates back to at least the 1940's, when its clear that grain wasn't as important to the American public as it is today. Of interesting note is the ebonite stinger on the end of the tenon. It is in remarkably good shape for having survived that long and was rescued from an antique warehouse where it had remained hidden away in the back of a dresser drawer.
Length: 5.52 in / 14.02 cm
Height: 1.67 in / 4.24 cm
Width: 1.20 in / 3.06 cm
Chamber Diameter: .70 in / 1.77 cm
Chamber Depth: 1.28 in / 3.26 cm
Weight: .96 oz / 27.2 g
Origin: United States
Stummel Material: Briar
Stem Material: Ebonite - Black
Markings: "Emperor", IMPORTED BRIAR, "Supreme"