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These pipes got very popular soon, and thus Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescot Street, just around the corner.
Here he began to make briar pipes which should make the name famous the world over.
Apparently Lane got a certain influence soon, but it was not until 1955 that Lane Ltd.The Charatan factory was known for inconsistencies, especially in stampings. Therefore, although an L on the pipe definitely defines it as a Lane Era pipe, the lack of it could simply mean the pipe missed receiving the stamp from the factory. In the early 1960's Charatan pipes were the first to overstep the 0 Dollar line in US pipe sales.
In 1978 Lane's heirs sold the Charatan company to Dunhill. 10.56 Lane stamp Note: We have restored Memories of Charatan Pipes and Notes on their Dating, an article that appeared in The Pipe Collector written by Ivy Ryan, which had been removed from Pipedia.
became the sole distributor for Charatan’s in the United States superseding Wally Frank. Lane's dedicated labor Charatan became hugely popular in the States.