Peterson 317 Rustic System Spigot
£135.00 Online Sale £121.50
The Peterson 317 Rustic System Spigot briar pipe is a half bent pipe with a small rusticated billiard bowl, sterling silver spigot and hince mount and a jet black acrylic stem with p-lip. A compact and versatile pipe which is equally comfortable resting in the mouth, hand or pocket.
The Spigot System pipe range was introduced in 2015. The system spigot features a higher draft hole, moisture reservoir, patented graduated bore mouth piece and P-lip: this is where design meets functionality to produce a wonderful smoking experience. The Peterson 317 Rustic System Spigot briar pipe is a full bent pipe with a small, billiard bowl. A compact and versatile pipe which is equally comfortable resting in the mouth, hand or pocket.
Perfectly balanced the Peterson 317 System Spigot has a sterling silver spigot and hinch mount stamped with the “Peterson Dublin” logo. The small billiard bowl features a traditional rusticated finish with, a hand applied classic dark brown/red stain. The jet black acrylic stem features the iconic P-Lip which directs smoke to the roof of the mouth helping to prevent the dreaded tongue bite and also activating more of the flavour receptors on the palate.
- Shape – Bent Billiard
- Stem – Acrylic
- Mouthpiece – P-Lip
- Band – Silver
- Mount -Spigot
- Filter – None
- Length – 136 mm
- Bowl Height – 40 mm
- Bowl Diameter – 34 mm
- Fire hole width – 17 mm
- Fire hole depth – 36 mm
- Weight – 44g
The Peterson 317 Rustic System Spigot briar pipe comes in a presentation box with a cloth pipe bag.
Please note that the weight, colour and grain of the pipe may vary from the picture shown as each pipe is hand made from briar wood which will have natural variations
Kapp & Peterson – A brief history
In 1874, a year after receiving a prize medal for his efforts at the 1873 London International Exhibition, German émigré Frederick Kapp moved his pipe retail operation from London to Dublin, Ireland, where he opened a new tobacco and pipe shop, making and selling pipes crafted from meerschaum and briar root. Within a year, Frederick employed a young Latvian woodworker named Charles Peterson to help with production and repairs.
As a result of the partnership’s talent and ability to acquire resources, Peterson & Kapp rapidly became a household name. Just as certain brands are renowned for excellence in their respective spheres, in the world of pipe smoking that is the role of Peterson Pipes.
In 1890 he invented the System pipe and 8 years later he patented his Lip mouthpiece. The pipe, along with the mouthpiece was often called the ‘pipe of the century’ by advertisers.
Moving into the 20th century, the Peterson pipe was embraced by politicians, Business Leaders, Clergymen, generals, sportsmen, artists and writers. The Peterson name was literally and figuratively hanging from the lips of the most powerful people in the world.
Conan Doyle cemented the image of Peterson as ‘the thinking man’s pipe’ with the publication of his first mystery investigation novel. The sleuth Sherlock Holmes character was completed with his very own curved Peterson pipe.
The company and brand were purchased in 2018 by Laudisi Enterprises, the parent company of Cornell & Diehl tobacco.
Still based in Dublin and now the oldest continuously operating pipe factory in the world it remains true to its heritage, tradition, and reputation.