Mystery: The Peterson System Stem That Time Forgot

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Smoking a Pipe Right Now
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Nov 16, 2008
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Here's a very cool, and intriguing piece on a previously unknown Peterson Pipe system patent, with a different way of delivering and distributing the smoke. It's crazy!

http://pipesmagazine.com/blog/pipe-collecting/mystery-the-peterson-system-stem-that-time-forgot/

 

mau1

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Jan 5, 2018
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Cool is right! How is it even possible that this remained unknown / forgotten for all this time? It's like finding a pirates treasure buried on some remote island. The lads must have been absolutely thrilled when they discovered this pipe. Makes you wonder what else is out there, still to be discovered.
On a practical note, it might have been more work to clean and perhaps not a pleasant tactile sensation.

 

pylorns

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Aug 20, 2013
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Gary and Mark said cleaning was fairly easy as well. I'll see for myself when I have one in my grubby paws.

 

ophiuchus

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Mar 25, 2016
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Fascinating ... first time I've ever seen or heard of these strange, alien looking stems; designed by CP himself, too. I'll be following. I'm very curious how these affect the smoking experience.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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I really want one of these. My questions are therefore... how many of these are going to be made. And since I'm assuming only a handful, how pricey are they going to be? Or... if more of the stems can be mass produced, is that also an option? I'm afraid I won't be able to afford Silver Gray's stems! Her pipes are very pricey! Lovely, of course, but pricey! :rofl:

 

ssjones

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Mark offered me an opportunity to purchase one. I ultimately passed as I didn't feel my tobacco blend choices varied enough to give it a proper evaluation. I hope that I don't regret passing on the opportunity....

 

newbroom

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Jul 11, 2014
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Looks like it was forgotten for a good reason. Interesting lore, though.

 

mikethompson

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Looks interesting from a historical point of view, but there is probably a reason it didn't catch on.
Just to parrot what was said above, I wonder what other strange stems are floating around that we never see.

 

piperusak

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Oct 17, 2018
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Yes, it is interesting to find out why it is forgotten. Perhaps the theory did not agree with the practice.