American Estates: Kirsten System Smooth (Pats. & Pats. Pend -A) (1938-1958)

Product Number: 004-009-6316

The smoke-cooling Kirsten pipe is the invention of Professor Frederick Kirsten, also the designer of Boeing's first wind tunnel. It's a pipe design that's weathered the years well, as they're still being made to this day, and evidently it's a design that does weather the years well; this one before you now is, at the least, 56 years of age. Of course, the interchangeable bowl probably helps, as does much of the rest of the pipe being made from aluminum.

- Eric N. Squires

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Kirsten {in script}

4.25/5 Rim darkening, some heat cracks and charring inside the chamber, plus stubborn oxidation on the stem.
  • Length: 6.08 in./154.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States