The Official Unofficial Brigham Shape Chart v1.0

Thanks, everyone, for your feedback on the Beta version of the Shape Chart release a few weeks ago. Based on that feedback, here is the first Alpha version of the Chart!

This updated and reformatted version of the Brigham Pipes Shape Chart has been revised for online readability and features a few new pipe shapes, thanks to submissions from readers like you!

Many thanks to fellow pipers Andrew Colman, Ian Campbell, Ryan Thibodeau, Blake Kaiser and Paul Jones for their contributions to the project, and a big thanks to the fine folks at Brigham Enterprises, especially Daniel More and Heather Balsillie, for sending me lots of historical catalogs to assist in the research.

Also new to v1.0 are images! Click on the shape number in the first column to view an image of that pipe shape, if available.

A Note Regarding Pipe Names: Early Brigham pipes were advertised by name instead of shape number. When the now-familiar three-digit series/shape codes were introduced, pipes were identified by both name and shape number but by about 1980, pipe names had been dropped, leaving the series/shape number as the sole identifier. Names included in the Shape Chart are only those which I can verify were assigned by Brigham. Pipe shapes introduced after about 1980 will have no official name.

Shape #

Name

Description

Size

Stem Type

01

02

Billiard

Straight Billiard

S

Round Taper

03

Billiard

Straight Billiard

M

Round Taper

03TT

Chimney

Straight Billiard, Stacked Bowl

M

Round Taper

04

Billiard

Straight Billiard

L

Round Taper

044

Billiard

Straight Billiard

XL

Round Taper

044T

Chimney

Straight Billiard, Stacked Bowl

XL

Round Taper

05

06

Dublin

Straight Dublin

M

Round Taper

07

Dublin

Straight Dublin

L

Round Taper

08

09

Apple

Straight Apple

M

Round Taper

10

Egg

Straight Shank, Egg Shaped Bowl

L

Round Taper

11

12

Prince

Bent Prince

M

Round Taper

13

Prince

Straight Prince

ML

Round Taper

14

Pot

Straight Pot

M

Round Taper

15

Pot

Straight Pot

L

Round Taper

16

Bulldog

Straight Bulldog, Diamond Shank

M

Diamond Taper or Saddle

17

Round Bulldog

Straight Rhodesian Shape, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

18

Pear

Straight Pear

L

Round Taper

19

Club

Lovat Shape, Round Shank

M

Round Saddle

20

21

Woodstock

Woodstock or Zulu Shape, Slight Bend

M

Round Taper

22

Poker

Straight Poker

M

Round Taper

23

Bent Billiard

Bent Billiard

M

Round Taper

24

Bent Billiard

Bent Billiard

L

Round Taper

25

Squat Bulldog

Squat Bulldog, Straight Shank

M

Diamond Taper

26

Bent Bulldog

Bent Bulldog

M

Diamond Taper

27

28

29

Author

Bent Author

M

Round Taper

30

31

32

Billiard Saddle

Straight Billiard, Saddle Stem

S

Round Saddle

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

Bent Acorn, Oval Shank

M

Oval Taper

42

Bent Acorn, Oval Shank

L

Oval Taper

43

44

45

46

47

Calabriar

Full Bent Tall Calabash

L

Round Taper

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

1/4 Bent, Rearward-Canted Bowl

L

Round Taper

55

Pot

Straight Pot

XL

Round Taper

56

57

58

Irish Billiard

Tall, Forward-Canted Billiard, Round Shank

ML

Round Taper

59

Bent Pear

ML

Round Taper

60

61

62

Student

Straight Rhodesian, with or without bowl rings

ML

Round Taper

63

Bent Sitter

L

64

65

Bent Egg, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

66

67

Bulldog

Tall Bulldog, Diamond Shank

ML

Diamond Saddle

68

69

Hopper

Flat-Bottomed Dublin Bowl, Round Straight Shank

M

Round Taper

70

71

72

73

Panel Billiard with Either Round or Square Shank

M

Round or Square Taper

74

75

76

Tulip

Slightly Flared Forward Canted Bowl, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

77

78

Townsman

1/8 Bent Stacked Billiard

ML

Round Taper

79

Statesman

1/4 Bent Stacked Billiard

ML

Round Taper

80

Fireside

Elongated Egg, Bent, Round Shank

ML

Round Taper

81

82

Bent Tankard, Round Heel, Round Shank

ML

Round Taper

83

84

Bent Brandy

L

Round Taper

85

86

87

Bent Dublin, Round Shank

L

Round Taper

88

89

Bent Acorn

L

Round Taper

90

Canadian

Canadian Shape, Long Oval Shank

ML

Oval Taper

91

Lumberman Shape, Long Oval Shank

ML

Oval Saddle

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

Envoy

Barrel Bowl, Flat Bottom, Round Shank

ML

Round Taper

99

100

W2*

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Freehand Style Chimney, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

L

Fancy Taper

W3

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Freehand Style Chimney, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

XL

Fancy Taper

W4

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Freehand Style Acorn, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

XL

Fancy Taper

W5

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Freehand Style Dublin, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

XL

Fancy Taper

W6

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Freehand Style Sitter, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

XL

Fancy Taper

W7

Norseman/Valhalla

Bent, Inverted Pyramidal Bowl, Plateau Rim, Round Shank

XL

Fancy Taper

X1**

Experimental

Freehand Carved Straight Cauldron. Loose, Organic Shape.

Round Taper

X2

Experimental

Freehand Carved Straight Cauldron with Rim Detail, Round Shank. Much more refined shape than X1.

Round Taper

X3

Experimental

Best described as a cut section of tree trunk with branch stumps?

Round Taper

X4

Experimental

Freehand Carved Spiral Lattice Egg, Straight, Round Shank

Round Saddle

X5

Experimental

Freehand Carved Poker-ish Shape, Straight, with Flat Panel at Rear of Bowl.

Round Taper

* Norseman & Vahalla pipes share the same Shape #. Norseman stamped “9W2”; Valhalla stamped “AW2”, “BW2” or “CW2” depending on grade (ascending). Norseman pipes are rusticated, Valhalla pipes are smooth or mostly smooth with Plateau rim & shank face.

** X Shapes are rare experimental shapes released in limited numbers during the 1960’s to early 1970’s in response to the increased demand for freehand/non-traditional pipes. According to one catalogue dating from the late 1960’s, X-shape pipes were available in Executive (Vertical 3-Dot) Grade and higher.

Click HERE to download a PDF version of the Chart. Note that the downloadable version does not feature images.

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4 comments

  1. Reblogged this on rebornpipes and commented:
    I thought this helpful research project on the Brigham shapes needed more exposure so I am posting it here on rebornpipes. If any of you can help Charles with information on the shapes that are missing send him a message.

    Liked by 1 person

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