New Year, New Challenge! Fitting a New Army Mount Stem to a Peterson K&P Irish Made X105

Welcome to 2019, everyone! I hope it is a peaceful and prosperous year for all. I’ve been putting off and putting off this particular job, but finally pulled myself together and sat down to get it done! On the worktable today is a Peterson K&P Irish Made X105 Army mount Billiard. It came from a pipe friend sans stem, with the request that I see … Continue reading New Year, New Challenge! Fitting a New Army Mount Stem to a Peterson K&P Irish Made X105

An Internal Shank Repair for a Peterson Aran 50S Rustic Poker

This pipe was sent to me for repairs recently. At first glance the Peterson Aran 50S Rustic Poker on my worktable looked to be in pretty good shape – the stem had a few tooth dents, but was not oxidized, and the stummel was clean. Even the deeply rusticated rim was free of lava deposits. On the smooth bottom of the bowl, the pipe is … Continue reading An Internal Shank Repair for a Peterson Aran 50S Rustic Poker

Reviving a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 9BC Chubby Bent Billiard

This is an interesting Peterson pipe sent to me for refurbishment by a DadsPipe reader. The pipe is a Shamrock 9BC Chubby Bent Billiard that certainly exemplifies Peterson’s tendency towards stout shapes. According to Mark Irwin’s excellent article on Peterson Pipe Notes, the 9 shape has been in the Peterson catalog since 1896 and has taken several other names over the years, including the 304 … Continue reading Reviving a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 9BC Chubby Bent Billiard

Rescuing a Pre-Republic Peterson K&P Dublin Sterling Mounted 207 Pot

This Peterson Pot came to me in a box of assorted estate pipes I purchased quite some time ago. I must admit that the poor old thing languished in that box for longer than I care to admit, but at the time I was caught up in the Brigham Shape Chart project, so a lot of restorations were put on the back burner for awhile. … Continue reading Rescuing a Pre-Republic Peterson K&P Dublin Sterling Mounted 207 Pot

An Easy Cleanup of a Peterson’s Deluxe 87S Straight Apple

I stumbled across this Peterson’s Deluxe Apple in a rack of four pipes on display at a local antique fair a few months ago. Apart from a fairly heavy crust of lava on the crowned rim and a bit of grime on the stem, the pipe was in excellent estate condition. It should be an easy cleanup. The pipe is stamped “Peterson’s” over “Deluxe” on … Continue reading An Easy Cleanup of a Peterson’s Deluxe 87S Straight Apple

Surprises While Refreshing a Peterson “Aboriginal Finish” Meerschaum 80S

I found this Peterson meerschaum pipe during a recent visit to an antiques mall about an hour’s drive from my house. I hear stories of antique shops seemingly overflowing with estate pipes, but in my neck of the woods, the pipe hunt is often more of a feast-or-famine game. Many times I don’t come across a single pipe in a shop, or the pipes that … Continue reading Surprises While Refreshing a Peterson “Aboriginal Finish” Meerschaum 80S

Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes

A few weeks ago I posted the cleanup of a Peterson Aran 80S Bulldog. In that post I made mention of a pair of Peterson D shape pipes I had acquired at the same time. Like the Aran 80S, the D pipes, a D2 and a D4, arrived in very good estate condition. They had obviously been cleaned on the exterior and buffed before being … Continue reading Refurbishing a Pair of 1990s Vintage Peterson D Shape Pipes