Stamping

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After the pipe has been completely finished, this Pantograph is used to engrave the shank of all Smooth James Upshall Pipes.

An engraved "James Upshall" logo, grade designation, size designation and "FH" (freehand) is placed on the left side or the top of the shank, of all smooth James Upshall Pipes.

*Note: The engraver reveales bare wood contrasted next to stained wood.  If there is stain in the grooves of an envraved logo it indicates that the pipe has been refinished.

**Note: Some very early James Upshall and Tilshead Pipes have stamped Logo's.

 

A logo as above is engraved on the stems of all James Upshall and Tilshead Pipes.

*Note: Prior to 1996 Tilshead Pipes had no logo engraved on the stem.

**Note: Early Upshall Pipes have the logo stamped on the left side of the stem.

   

 

The Stamper

A stamping as above is placed on the right side or the bottom of the shank, of all smooth James Upshall Pipes.
 

 

A stamping as above is placed on the right side or the bottom of the shank, of all Rusticated or Blasted James Upshall Pipes.  The size designation and "FH" are engraved.
 

 

A stamping as above is placed on the left side or the top of the shank, of all Tilshead Pipes.  The size designation and "FH" are engraved.
 

 

A stamping as above is placed on the right side or the bottom of the shank, of all Tilshead Pipes.
   

 

*Note: Variations in nomenclature did occur in pipes produced shortly after the Tilshead Pipe Company opened in 1979, however a standard nomenclature following the above guidelines was quickly established and has been followed throughout the company's history with a size designation being added in 1996.

 

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