The Official Unofficial Brigham Shape Chart

Time for another Shape Chart update! Here is Version 2.0. (uploaded 13 Sept 2019).

Download a PDF of the Shape Chart Here

This updated features about a dozen new pipe shapes and a lot more pictures, 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.

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

Billiard

Straight Billiard

XS

Round Taper

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

Dublin

Straight Dublin

S

Round Taper

06

Dublin

Straight Dublin

M

Round Taper

07

Dublin

Straight Dublin

L

Round Taper

08

09

Apple

Straight Apple

M

Round Taper

10

Apple

Straight Apple

L

Round Taper

11

Bent Egg

Round Taper

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

Rhodesian/Dublin, Round Shank, Straight

L

Round Taper

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

244

Oversized Bent Billiard

XL

Fancy

25

Squat Bulldog

Squat Bulldog, Straight Shank

M

Diamond Taper

26

Bent Bulldog

Bent Bulldog

M

Diamond Taper

27

Straight Brandy Sitter

M

Round Taper

28

Bent Acorn

M

29

Author

Bent Author

M

Round Taper

30

31

32

Billiard Saddle

Straight Billiard, Saddle Stem

S

Round Saddle

33

Stacked Billiard, Saddle Stem

Round Saddle

34

35

36

Chunky Brandy, 1/4 Bent

Round Taper

37

Straight Saddle Dublin

Round Saddle

38

39

40

Straight Apple, Round Shank

L

Round Saddle

41 (a)

Bent Acorn, Oval Shank

M

Oval Taper

41 (b)

1/8 Bent Acorn, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

42

Bent Acorn, Oval Shank

L

Oval Taper

43

44

45

Straight Saddle Pot

XL

Round Saddle

46

Full Bent Short Calabash

L

Round Taper

47

Calabriar

Full Bent Tall Calabash

L

Round Taper

48

Strawberry, Straight Sitter

L

Round Saddle

49

1/4 Bent Apple

L

Round Taper

50

51

Squat Bent Dublin

Round Taper

52

53

54

1/4 Bent Pot

L

Round Taper

55

Pot

Straight Pot

XL

Round Taper

56

57

58

Irish Billiard

Tall, Forward-Canted Billiard, Round Shank

ML

Taper or Saddle

59

Bent Pear

ML

Round Taper

60

Acorn Rhodesian, Bent

M

Round Taper

61

62

Student

Straight Rhodesian, with or without bowl rings

ML

Round Taper

63

Full Bent Pear Sitter

L

Round Taper

64

65

Bent Egg, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

66

67

Bulldog

Tall Bulldog, Diamond Shank

ML

Diamond Saddle

68

Squat Round Bulldog

Round Taper

69

Hopper

Flat-Bottomed Dublin Bowl, Round Straight Shank

M

Round Taper

70

71

72

73 (a)

Panel Billiard, Square Shank

M

Square Taper

73 (b)

Panel Billiard, Round Shank

M

Round Taper

73 (c)

1/8 Bent Stacked Billiard, Angled Rim

ML

Round Taper

74

75

76 (a)

Tulip

Tulip Bowl,Straight Sitter

M

Round Taper

76 (b)

Tulip

1/2 Bent Tulip

M

Round Taper

77(a)

Bent Rhodesian, Round Shank

Round Taper

77 (b)

Full Bent Calabash

L

Round Taper

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

Full Bent Brandy Sitter

L

Round Taper

86

1/8 Bent Poker Sitter

L

87

Bent Dublin, Round Shank

L

Round Taper

88

Straight Dublin, Flat Bottom Sitter

Round Taper

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

Straight Dublin Sitter, Short Saddle Stem

ML

Round Saddle

98

Envoy

Barrel Bowl, Flat Bottom, Round Shank

ML

Round Taper

99

Lovat, Straight, Flat Shank Sitter

ML

Round Saddle

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.

Letter Code Shape Number Prefixes: From time to time, you will encounter Brigham pipes with a Letter Code Prefix to the standard 3-digit shape number. “P” = promotional pipe. “A” = superior briar grain (used mainly during the 1970’s when a 5-Dot pinning was the highest grade available. Therefore a pipe stamped A524 would, during another period, have been graded as a 6-Dot or 7-Dot.)

Many thanks to my fellow contributors: Andrew Colman, Ian Campbell, Ryan Thibodeau, Paul Jones & Blake Kaiser.

Release Notes:

v1.0 – An “as complete as it can be” first official version of the Shape Chart. More models and pictures to come in later versions as information is compiled.

v1.1 – Links to pipe images added to downloadable Shape Chart file

v2.0 – More pipe shapes and photographs added, including multiple versions of shape numbers.

Download a PDF of the Shape Chart Here. Note: image links in the PDF version will work as long as you have an internet connection.

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