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Irish PAD Pre-Republic Chubby 999 Deluxe

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  1. ashdigger

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    In my new and unrelenting PAD I've gone for British and Irish pipes. Here's my latest acquisition. A Peterson's Deluxe Made In Ireland Chubby 999. This one still has the bone tenon/condenser.

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  2. irishearl

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    Very nice. The chubby Rhodesian shape is 1 of my favorites and I am lucky to have 1, too, though it's from the Dublin and London line.

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    I'm a green shade of envy.

    Enjoy that,very nice find.

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    That is probably real good wood. Should be a great acquisition. Do you do P-Lips okay? I recently picked up a 999 from the 70s. Real good smoker but I haven't adjusted to the P-Lip yet.

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    Elpfeife, I own three pipes with p lips (4 if you count my BBB Glokar with a version of the p lip) and at first it was odd but I actually like them now, although with 3 pre-republic Peterson pipes I'm not grabbing more. Great pipes, just at my desirable limit.

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    Well I will just persevere, Tim. Enjoy that Chubby!

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    although with 3 pre-republic Peterson pipes I'm not grabbing more. Great pipes, just at my desirable limit.
    Good luck, Man, GOOOOOOOD LUCK!!
    Hell of a nice pipe by the way!!

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    That's gorgeous! The 999 is one of my favorite pipes, good buy!

    "Following the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked."
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    Lovely pipe, but the lyrics that start playing in my head when I see these Petes is Led Zeppelin, "A big legged woman ain't got no soul." Oh, and of course, "Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, ah, ah, ah, oh, yeah, oh, yeah, ah, ah, yeah."
    But, it is a nice pipe.

    Michael
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    I should probably add that it smokes fantastic. I'm very happy.

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    Beautiful pick up!

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    Love the shape! I've never smoked a P-lip but in not sure I'm about to try.

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    Nice! That's a beaut.

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    That is a nice score. Any plans on dedicating it to a specific genre or blend?

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    The older 999s have a grace the newer ones lack. That's a beauty. Enjoy

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    I scored a stem-less 999 DeLuxe bowl off Ebay for $18 about ten years ago, then made fishtail stem for it for free.

    How's that for serendipty?

    Best of all, it is comfy as hell, and smokes like a dream. The small-ish, conical chamber is especially good for strong, slow burning tobaccos like fully rubbed out Dark Flake.

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    GeorgeD, That's gorgeous!!

    Matt, it's dedicated to Watch City 558 (VaPer)

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    I just looked again at ashdigger's pipe, and realized it's the "fat shank" version of the 999. The one I posted was the tapered shank variant. (I have no idea what was up with that at the factory. You'd think different fraize keys would get different shape numbers.)

    Anyway, bing the Peterson slut that I am---their classic standard shapes & finishes, anyway---I had one of those, too, so had to share with you other Peterson sluts. (This one did come with a stem originally, but I'm not a P-lip fan, so whipped up a fishtail for it also.)

    Smoking-wise, it's a coin toss between the two. 999s are such lovely little things.

    .

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    George, I need to look around and see if I have any photos of the 999 you re-stemmed for me a few years ago. Sadly I sold it when I sold off most of my collection.

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    So far the p lips are okay, but I know who to send it to if I start hating it. Nice restem

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    Great score! Don't put it to close to the junk you got from me. They'll look better.

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    Ah very nice and cool to get the chimney - most likely that one is made from bone! (and they are brittle, don't ask how i know...)

    The 999 shape was every evolving. I have two pre-Republic 999's there are both different in shape and size. The 999 then evolved into the XL999, which returned to a chunky profile for a period and then to the slim 999 we know today. It makes you wonder how much of the pipe was made by hand vs machine?

    Deluxe
    XL999
    Sterling

    For contrast, an early 1960's 999, Rocky Donegal.

    Al

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    Nice lookers Al. Chimney? I'll look that up.

    This whole PAD is your fault.

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    Very jealous, lovely pipe!

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    Those are glorious pipes! You guys have a good eye for cool shapes.

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    I really need to get one of those older 999s I love em! Beautiful pipes, guys, enjoy the heck out of em!

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    My 9BC had one, I asked Mark Irwin about it, he referred to it as the "chimney". Here's his reply on the blog regarding that piece:

    The “stinger” is actually a tenon extension, called a “chimney” by the artisans at the factory. It is not wood, but made of bone, stained by the tobacco over time. It’s part of the System pipe, as this is what I call in the forthcoming book a “sub-System.” There should be a reservoir in your pipe, and it should smoke like a Peterson System, which means that the pipe should rest in an upright position until it cools, and then you’ll want to remove the stem and swab out the reservoir with a tissue twist, or the moisture will spill into the bowl. The pipe will smoke alright without it, but my experience has been that it will smoke even better with it. This means additional cleaning, of course, as you have to screw out the chimney to properly clean the stem, which is a graduated bore, like all System stems. It’s not really too much bother–and that’s what we like about smoking pipes anyway, isn’t it? A little ritual?

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  28. ashdigger

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    Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks Al.

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