Wally Frank LTD. Bent Monkey Figural Marceau UNSMOKED Estate PipeItem # ME183306
We don't know for sure what exact name Wally Frank gave to the monkey figural, but this Unsmoked estate pipe looks like a Marceau to us. Completely functional and from a time when the American pipe smoker had less artisanal options to choose from, this figural has survived in outstanding condition. While there is a metal filter, it can be easily removed leaving a reservoir in the shank, much like the Peterson System Standard design. Even more impressive are the two draft holes at the top of the rim, covered by the wind cap hat. When lit, with the hat on, gently breathing into the pipe will cause the smoke to come out the ears! There are some handling marks and plenty of fills on this fun caricature.
Length: 5.41 in / 13.74 cm
Height: 2.56 in / 6.52 cm
Width: 1.54 in / 3.93 cm
Chamber Diameter: .68 in / 1.74 cm
Chamber Depth: 1.43 in / 3.64 cm
Weight: 2.53 oz / 71.61 g
Stummel Material: Briar
Stem Material: Ebonite
Filter: Aluminum Stinger
Markings: IMPORTED BRIAR, MADE IN ITALY / WALLY FRANK, LTD.