As well as being an island populated by mythical small people,Ireland was also famous for it's Giants.
People have always been fascinated by giants and the same holds true for me with Peterson Giant pipes.
My first encounter with these pipes was reading a reference to huge Peterson patent pipes in old Peterson catalogues.Since then I have been fortunate enough to acquire some,both old and modern.
By example here are a selection of some of mine.To give a constant idea of their scale I have placed a small patent, army mount billiard, immediately in the foreground of the picture.
The first photo shows the two oldest pipes both pre republics, on the left is a pre republic Magnum standard system.To the right is an XXL standard system.
The second photo shows the two different stem versions of the Charles Peterson 140th Anniversary pipes.
The third photo is of two versions of the famous Peterson 'House' pipes, a smooth and a rusticated bent.The 'House' pipes are all large hand made pipes and are primarily for house use,considered by some, not to be of a practical size for smoking outdoors.