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Peterson XL Range

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  1. alexnorth

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    So what is the deal with the "XL" range. Are they called XL because they're exceptionally big? I'm eyeing an XL14 which caught my eye and I can't get enough of looking at it. I might have to buy it but i wonder, is it gigantic!?

    I had an Aran 80s which I found completely agreeable in size and when I look at some specifications for the two the XL14 seem to be a bit bigger but not humungous. Is it humungous? I'm not a giant man and I don't want to sit two hours to finish my pipe. What should I do here? Please help, Oh you wise brethren!

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  2. cosmicfolklore

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    I try to google pipes with someone in the picture with them, to get an idea of scale. This guy showed up with an XL in the first row, so it is a very large pipe.

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  3. irishearl

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    Why Cosmic, you posted a photo of the recently departed Jim Lilly, well known Peterson collector and founder of a Peterson-specific pipe discussion board. one walking encyclopedia of Peterson pipes when he was alive and had a heck of a collection of them. As to the XL 14, never owned or held one, so cannot comment on its sixe. though would think most of their Xl's would pretty sizeable pipes. Never had an 80s either for that matter. So don't know their size either.

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    I have a number of XL90s and although not ginormous, they are a hefty pipe. They're more hefty than giant. The chambers are about the same as my 106s. The B42, on the other hand, is exceptionally larger than the XL90 if that helps.

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    I have an XL14 and it is a reasonable size. The bowl is deep but the overall size is comfortable.

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    I have 3 XL315's that I love.

    The other XL's I've seen are larger then the non XL's but I really don't think they are bigger then the Peterson House Pipes or some of the Giants for Savinelli.

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    Measurements & Other Details
    Length: 6.28 in./159.60 mm.
    Weight: 2.43 oz./68.96 g.
    Bowl Height: 2.18 in./55.43 mm.
    Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.57 mm.
    Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.33 mm.
    Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.60 mm.
    Stem Material: Vulcanite
    Filter: None
    Shape: Rhodesian
    Finish: Smooth
    Material: Briar
    Country: Ireland

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  8. unkleyoda

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    The XL14 is a nice size. The only pipes that Peterson makes that are huge are the house pipes. Otherwise the XLs are sizeable, but not unreasonable.

    In Short, buy it, you'll love it.

    In my avatar I'm smoking a Peterson Molly Malone, It is roughly the same dimensions of the XL14.


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  9. warren

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    XXL denotes an oversized "House Pipe" in the Peterson line. The XL has nothing to do with bowl or overall pipe size. I has an EL with a wind cap which is a fairly small pipe.

    Just for grins I've queried Peterson to ask what "XL" denotes.

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    I got a couple of XL02s great pipes , hopefully another one before the end of the year.

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  11. alexnorth

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    Why thank you Warren! And thank all of you for your input! The shape just recently jumped out of the screen and into my brain screaming "get me, get meeee". Is this the onset of PAD I wonder..

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    Aren't the XLs the Sherlock Holmes shapes when made in Peterson's other lines?

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  13. unkleyoda

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    Just for grins I've queried Peterson to ask what "XL" denotes.

    Let me Google that for you.

    =http://www.tobaccopipes.com/blog/peterson-xl-b-understanding-models

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  14. alexnorth

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    Chasingembers something like that. They are available as a sherlock Holmes as well but with another finish and thrice the price...

    Unkleyoda :You don't have permission to access /forums/topic/=http://www.tobaccopipes.com/blog/peterson-xl-b-understanding-models on this server.

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    I recently got an XL307 stummel, which I can almost fit my thumb into the bowl. Also the stummel is pretty close in size to my Kiko caveman-style block meerschaum. Between those two size references it puts it in the top five largest pipes among my pipes. Also, if anybody has an XL307 stem by chance let me know!

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  16. warren

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    XL does indeed mean extra large with a caveat, my XL81 is the smallest of my Peterson assortment. So, and I'm guessing here, perhaps the XL81 is larger than other 81 shapes. Now I'm confused.

    I'm denied access to the above URL. What say "tobaccopipes"?

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    Chasingembers something like that. They are available as a sherlock Holmes as well but with another finish and thrice the price...

    But didn't the shapes originate from the Holmes line then when used in other lines they are given the XL designation with a number? Aren't all of the XLs shapes from the Holmes line? Really curious now

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    unkleyoda & Warren:
    There is an error with the creating of the link above.
    This works --
    http://www.tobaccopipes.com/blog/peterson-xl-b-understanding-models

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  19. warren

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    snowyowl, thanks for that. The fog of confusion is somewhat lifted.

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    The shape just recently jumped out of the screen and into my brain screaming "get me, get meeee". Is this the onset of PAD I wonder..
    Yes. Yes it is.

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  21. irishearl

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    Chasingembers, while most pipes given the XL designation originated in the SH line, not all. Take the XL 03 for instance. Must be getting dottering in my older age as I completely forgot I had an XL 14 until I saw the photo. though mine is the Deerstalker from the SH line. Yeah, it's a larger pipe but certainly not magnum size such as the house pipes.

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  22. alexnorth

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    XL14
    "Length: 6.01 in./152.63 mm.
    Weight: 2.45 oz./69.52 g.
    Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.07 mm.
    Chamber Depth: 1.61 in./40.79 mm.
    Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.44 mm.
    Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./44.04 mm."

    Aran 80s
    Length: 5.54 in./140.72 mm.
    Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
    Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
    Chamber Depth: 1.12 in./28.45 mm.
    Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
    Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.

    I didn't find my aran to be huge and the difference doesn't seem that great but i don't know, I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination!

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    unkleyoda & Warren:
    There is an error with the creating of the link above.
    This works --

    Thanks. I think mine was a link while logged into their site under my account.

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    I have an XL Dublin shape, 3/4 bent. The proportions on mine are very close to that of an Oom Paul. It's tall, thick, and smokes the whole evening away.

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  25. ssjones

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    By other maker sizes, the Peterson XL pipes aren't exceptionally oversized.

    From my collection
    9BC - 70 (Premiere Selection) & 67 (Kapruf)
    XL90 - 74 grams
    69 - 43 grams
    X69 - 61 grams
    999 (Pre-Republic)- 54 & 60 grams
    XL999 - 51 grams

    I didn't know that Jim Lilly had passed. I don't often check in the International Peterson Collectors forum, but today I didn't see any mention of that. Sad that it happened and sad that his board didn't recognize that event. A raised pipe to Jim Lilly.

    House pipes are a different story, they are huge. I'm not a big pipe guy, but thought about buying this unsmoked pipe just to keep.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unsmoked-Peterson-House-Pipe-Silver-Cap-/182740498952?hash=item2a8c2eba08%3Ag%3AMmMAAOSw7pNZpylm&nma=true&si=qOxc8xtvaKqQsyZaTU92DFu6W1o%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    Al

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  26. scrooge

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    Holy smokes Al! I had to wipe the druel from my chin twice after seeing the pipes this guy has listed.

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  27. davet

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    My only XL, it's fairly large compared to my other Pete's

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  28. cosmicfolklore

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    I found out in a thread about Randy Wiley pipes, that when we all discuss the sizes of pipes that we all have different versions of what "big" is, probably due to how we relate to our pipes. I could say that I've never seen a small Randy Wiley Pipe and half a dozen guys would say that there are a lot of pipes larger than his. A lot of guys would agree with me. And, some would say that Randy Wiley pipes are the smallest in their collections ...the theory of relativity.

    Also, looking at the numbers doesn't help. I have a 6" long 2.5" tall long and lanky Hilson dublin that is one of the smallest pipes I own. I also have an Ardor bent bulldog that is 6" long and 2.5" tall, but hangs below my chin and is the absolute largest pipe I own.

    Pictures don't help me much, unless there is something to compare it to in the picture as well. Or a grid, like CupoJoes uses. This is why IO posted that picture in the first comment. The blog had said that the pipe was a Peterson XL. Comparatively, it is about the largest Pete I've seen.

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  29. ssjones

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    @ scrooge - right, I'd forgotten the gems he has listed!

    To me, weight is everything and I need to see the weight in grams (or ounces). I know if it is beyond 60 grams, the pipe is not likely for me. I usually photograph all of my pipes against a ruler, for at least some size perspective. But, many online retailers (ebay, etc.) do neither.

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