Cleaning Up a Pre-Republic (?) Peterson Shamrock 263 P-Lip Canadian

A lucky eBay bid brought a pair of Shamrock pipes to me a few months ago. This is the first of the pair, a Pre-Republic 263 Canadian with a P-Lip stem. Shamrock is a seconds brand of Peterson which, to my mind, presents excellent value for dollar if you are willing to overlook one or two more obvious fills in the briar. This pipe had … Continue reading Cleaning Up a Pre-Republic (?) Peterson Shamrock 263 P-Lip Canadian

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

Freshening a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 120F

This pipe was sent to me for refurbishment from a gentleman in Kansas. He had recently acquired it and wanted it spruced up before he started using it himself. After a brief email conversation, we agreed on a plan of action and before too long a box arrived at my door with this Shamrock inside. The pipe was in pretty good shape, though definitely showing … Continue reading Freshening a Pre-Republic Peterson Shamrock 120F