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Nomenclature

WORK





HISTORICAL BASIC NOMENCLATURE









 
BRAND STAMPS
(always present on pipes)

Musicò
Made in England
(original project 1989)

Becker
&
Musicò
(original design since 1990 to 1994)

Becker & Musicò
(original project, original design, construction and finishing since 1995 to nov/2005)

FOUNDATION by Musicò
(original project, original design, construction and finishing since nov/2005)



GRADING STAMPS
(from the bottom to the top)

On
Musicò Made in England (1989)
(always present)

*
**
***

On
Becker & Musicò
(always present on smooth pipes)

f
q
c

elite  (as additional special grade)



On
FOUNDATION by Musicò
(always present on smooth pipes)

DISPLAY (discontinued in 2015)
SET
CLUB
FLOODLIGHT
(present on sandblast pipes too, where indicated)



ADDITIONAL SPECIAL GRADES
(since 2011 always present in both smooth and sandblast version, where indicated)

SPECIAL
DOUBLE SPECIAL
TRIPLE SPECIAL





DATING STAMPS

On
Becker & Musicò

(ever present on sandblast)
5 years       (1995)
5 years .1   (1996)
5 years .2   (1997)
5 years .3   (1998)
5 years .4   (1999)
5 years .5   (2000)
5 years .6   (2001)
5 years .7   (2002)
5 years .8   (2003/2004)

(ever present on smooth)
6 years       (1996)
6 years .1   (1997)
6 years .2   (1998)
6 years .3   (1999)
6 years .4   (2000)
6 years .5   (2001)
6 years .6   (2002)
6 years .7   (2003/2004)


On
FOUNDATION by Musicò
[since year zero foundation (first digit)]

05 (2005)
16 (2006)
27 (2007)
38 (2008)
49 (2009)
50 (2010)
61 (2011)
72 (2012)
83 (2013)

2015 (2015)
2016 (2016)
2017 (2017)
 OO  (2018)




CREDIT STAMPS

on
Becker & Musicò
(always present on smooth since 1999/2000 to 2002)

[circumscribed] M
(M. Musicò - original design and finishing)

[circumscribed] P
(P. Becker - original design and finishing)


On
FOUNDATION by Musicò
(credit stamps discontinued in 2015)

GM
(Giorgio Musicò - original project, original design)

MM
 (Massimo Musicò - original project, original design and finishing)


 

EVENTUALITIES

On
Becker
&
Musicò

(The "shop" circular logo was occasionally used after his discountinuity in 2004,
in alternative of the cursive linear Becker & Musicò brand stamp,
always togheter with dating, grades and credits, where necessary)


On
Becker & Musicò

made in
i t a l y
(always present on U.S. distibution pipes, usually togheter with a rhomb inscribed BM)

ROMA
(often present on national market pipes, usually within rhomb inscribed BM stamp above)

[rhomb inscribed] BM
(used alone, just togheter with ROMA stamp, dates pipes between jan2004/nov2005)

[decorated] FM
(F. Marchese original design and finishing on 2003/2005 production)


A.D. M.M.
 (limited numbered edition - togheter with block letters brand's logo - 2000)


On
FOUNDATION by Musicò

"FINGERTIP"
(numbered editions - since 2009)

X ANNIVERSARY
(limited edition - 2015)

SIXTY YEARS by Musicò
(celebrative brand -  2015)  

FOR
(ever present on dedicated pipes or series)

FM
(Fabio Marchese - original design and finishing)

Auld Taste
(stamped on oil-treatement pipes, discountinued on 2007)





NOTES

On
Musicò made in England

(original design and finishing by Sir William Taylor)

(cursive golden M marked on mouthpiece side)


On
Becker & Musicò

(dating stamps between jan2004/nov2005 missing)

(White double-hash mark on mouthpiece top starts in1996 and still to be continued in FOUNDATION by Musicò pipes)

(pipes produced in 1995 are stamped with BECKER & MUSICO' block letters brand's logo)

(smooth pipes with no credit stamp are designed and finished by M. Musicò)


On
FOUNDATION by Musicò

(pipes dated 05 are only with FOUNDATION as the brand stamp)

(94 date code for 2014 missing)

(credit stamps on 2016 missing)

(Different rare others monograms and names stamps, except what indicated above, can be present on pipes to honour occasionally friendly collaborations on finishnig and design)

(Meershaum pipes occasionaly produced by the brand are just stamped with GM or MM monogram, dating code and withe double-hash mark on mouthpiece)




SILVER AND GOLD MARKS
(both on BECKER & MUSICO' and FOUNDATION by Musicò pipes)

[rhomb inscribed] BM
(occasionaly on silver works, usually togheter with silver title)

[exagon inscribed] BMP
(occasionaly on silver works, usually togheter with silver title)

[square inscribed]   //
          (double hash marks occasionally stamped on silver and gold works, usually togheter with silver or gold title)


NOTES
(Silver works can be stamped with just title mark, or without any kind of marks)

(Not except silver and gold are used in metal works)





OTHER BRANDS

EXPERIENCED BY MUSICO'
(second brand - original project and design - green cross marked on mouthpiece side - since 2007)

[cursive] BM
(factories pipes selection - usually togheter with ROMA stamp  and with no marks on mouthpieces - since 1990)


























































































































































































































































































































































































































































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