Sunday, 7 October 2012

More Dublin Trip Photos.

Discussion with Tony Whelan and David Blake.

 Factory view.
 Some new briar waiting for transformation

 Silver bands covered for staining.

Hive of industry.
Polishing after stain treatment.

Beautiful dark stain.
Before and after natural staining.

Natural stain 305's
 Different sterling silver stamps
 More of Davids box of tricks.
 Celtic scroll stamp.
 Charles Peterson's personal pipe.

 I just had to try it!
Tom Palmer presenting my pipe.


  1. Hi, Jim,
    I am saddened to learn of this turn of events, as I have immensely enjoyed your Web site and your devotion to Peterson of Dublin. I shall ever be grateful for the camaraderie that we and our fellow Peterson devotees have shared over the past few years. I shall treasure the archives of your Web site — including the post recounting my poem's inclusion in the Peterson Museum — and the forthcoming Peterson Chronicles, as mementos of our excursions into the wondrous world of Peterson. I wish you well in this transition. You will be missed. Thanks again for sharing your passion for Peterson of Dublin with your fellow fanatics. God bless you!

    1. Bryan, thank you my friend for your very kind comments.I have many happy memories of our exchanges to sustain me.
      Thank you for your blessing.
      Kindest regards

  2. Dear Jim,

    This is very sad news for me and for many others. Your passion and the related blog are unique, inspirational and really DO MAKE SENSE. I wish you and your family all the best and all I can say is

    Thank you

    Lukas, Prague

  3. I have popped in and out of your blog, but just today I went onto the home page. I am deeply grateful to all of your amazing work on this blog; it reads as a labor of love. I wish you well as you enter your next phase - you have become part of the Peterson world, you are appreciated and you will be missed.



  4. Alas, it seems I may have started my pipe habit too late. Jim, your site has been a much used resource in my new found hobby. Thank you for all of your work and dedication. I am 50 now and I have only been smoking pipes since October of 2012, however I have expanded my collection to about 200 pipes already, of them about 25 are Peterson's and my crown a Royal Irish 03. Thanks to your contribution to the piper.