Irish Estates: Peterson System Standard Smooth (31) (P-Lip)
Product Number: 004-004-9559
This Peterson "31" straight Billiard, while one of the smallest System designs, still displays its fair share of the Irish marque's signature muscularity, coupled with a firm grounding in classic style. The "31" has long been the only straight shape in the System line and is a charming little number that boasts the functionality of Peterson's patented design. It features an over-bored shank, a chamber that sits above that drilling, and a tenon fitted with a long metal extension. Together, they allow the bore of the shank to serve as someplace for condensation to collect, while keeping both the chamber and the draft-hole at the end of the tenon extension high and dry — and the smoke with them.
Peterson's System pipe is one of the Irish marque's most celebrated and historic innovations, boasting patents dating back to 1890. The System is comprised of three aspects: an army mount, internal condensation reservoir, and the graduated bore P-Lip mouthpiece (though Peterson does offer fishtail versions to accommodate smokers' preferences). Being the only externally visible of the three components, the military mount allows the pipe to be broken down even while hot, reinforcing the shank. The other two parts, the internal reservoir and graduated bore, are found within the pipe itself — both working in tandem to remove moisture from the smoke. Such a construction requires a slightly different process when cleaning a System pipe, and results in a more flavorful, drier smoke. The System Standard line features a sturdy nickel army mount and is presented here in a smooth, auburn-stained finish, showing off the natural grain in a traditional color palette. The System series is a testament to Peterson's influence on the pipe industry at large, and its continued popularity over the past 100-plus years bespeaks the company's reputation for quality.-Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing
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- Length: 5.86 in./148.84 mm.
- Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland