Announcing the Brigham Pipe Shape Chart Project

Hi everyone, I’m putting out this short mid-week post to announce a new project – the Brigham Pipe Shape Chart! Over its 100-plus years of production, Brigham has put out a boggling array of pipe shapes from classic Billiards and Bulldogs to Freehands and more exotic experimental pipes. This means that there’s almost always a new shape to add to the collection, but how do … Continue reading Announcing the Brigham Pipe Shape Chart Project

A Wander Through the Lighter Side of Pipes

I thought I’d switch things up a bit today with a look at the lighter side of Pipe History and some  unique and sometimes bizarre inventions that pipers have seen over the years. I’ll start off with this well-intentioned invention. We all know that pipe smoking can bring people together from all walks of life – the ritual, the camaraderie, the long discussions about just about … Continue reading A Wander Through the Lighter Side of Pipes

How a Real Dad’s Pipe and Some Old Phone Numbers Helped Date an Unexpected Trove of Historical Brigham Pipe Info

I recently had the opportunity to investigate a small collection of vintage Brigham Pipes advertisements that came to me from one of my brothers, along with one of my dad’s Brigham pipes that my brother wanted me to clean up for him. I wrote about the pipe refurb itself here; in this post I’d like to take a closer look at the Brigham advertising. First … Continue reading How a Real Dad’s Pipe and Some Old Phone Numbers Helped Date an Unexpected Trove of Historical Brigham Pipe Info