Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Popular Shape 999

The Popular Shape 999

 This Rhodesian shape, the Peterson 999 , is probably the best selling Peterson shape across all of their lines. I don't know if it's the best-selling shape for Peterson, but I do know it's in the top two or three. And it's for great reasons that this shape does so well...it is, quite simply, a classic interpretation of the shape, beautifully proportioned and superbly designed.I have to admit to having a soft spot for the Pre Republic versions,which were referred to as 'Chubby'.They had much thicker, more substantial stems.

 Above is a 1946 Shamrock chubby 999
Above is a 1946 Pre-Republic Chubby 999.

Above is a Rosslare Royal Irish 999

A Harp 999




 A selection of modern classic 999 shapes.

4 comments:

  1. A beautiful cross-section of the 999 shape.

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  2. A ice collection os both Pre an post Republic pipes Jim. Some day I'll pick up one of those chubby 999's.

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  3. TobaccoPipeStore.com just launched their selection of Peterson tobacco pipes.

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