Pipe shapes -- charts from the interwebs

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Pipe shapes -- charts from the interwebs

Post by nuance910 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:12 pm

Not sure if there is a thread on this already. If so, now there are two. lol

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Post by Rusty » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:18 pm

There's also the following shape thread in the library not obviously assoc. with any one vendor...
modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17439

Plus there is a very good pre-1976 Dunhill Shape Number Guide at the following URL. Even that guide is just the tip of the iceberg.

http://pipepages.com/dpsc1.htm

And there is a nice reproduction of a Dunhill 1927 About Smoke catalogue with a big shape guide on Finepipes.com.

http://www.finepipes.com/gallery/dunhil ... smoke.html
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Post by nuance910 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:57 pm

Rusty wrote:There's also the following shape thread in the library not obviously assoc. with any one vendor...
modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17439
I thought there might be a thread already someplace. I searched, but didn't find it. Oh well.
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Post by Rusty » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:03 pm

nuance910 wrote:
Rusty wrote:There's also the following shape thread in the library not obviously assoc. with any one vendor...
modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=17439
I thought there might be a thread already someplace. I searched, but didn't find it. Oh well.
Don't worry about it. It's linked to this thread & that's good enough. We can link the others in with ref URL's.

This thread is a very good idea. :D

There's a very nice turn of the century Peterson Catalog thread in the library too...
modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=18338

That one is fascinating...

Plus the great Stanwell shape guide thread...
modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=30359
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Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:26 pm

So the Liverpool, Lumberman, Lovat and Canadian are distinguished by stems and shank shape?

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Post by nuance910 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:14 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:So the Liverpool, Lumberman, Lovat and Canadian are distinguished by stems and shank shape?
Yeah, that's what it looks like from the top chart, care of Iwan Ries. I think what I've been calling a Canadian shape is actually a Liverpool.
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Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:04 pm

I love that Kaywoodie chart. 12 kinds of bulldog shapes but only 10 shapes with any bend to the stems!
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Re: Pipe shapes -- charts from the interwebs

Post by SteveH » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:50 pm

Canadia: oval shank, tapered stem. Lumberman: oval shank, saddle stem. Liverpool: circular shank, tapered stem. Lovat - circular shank, saddle stem. All four: long shank, short stem.
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Post by A_Morley » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:41 pm

Greg Pease has quite a nice series of pages devoted to the topic. I submit it for your approval.
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Post by Cleon » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:10 am

A_Morley wrote:Greg Pease has quite a nice series of pages devoted to the topic. I submit it for your approval.
These are some of my favorite web postings about pipe shape. His take on the bulldog and Rhodesian makes perfect sense to me.

Rusty and I have gone round and round about what distinguishes a bulldog from a Rhodesian. I submit, like Mr. Pease, that a bulldog has a diamond shank while a Rhodesian has a round shank - simple and straight forward. I once emailed GLP about this and asked him to expand on his statement that "there seems to be some precedent to support this among some of the older, more traditional manufacturers." I didn't get a response.

Rusty prefers to make the distinction based on the more subjective inclination of the top of the bowl. I think that is too nebulous.
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Re: Pipe shapes -- charts from the interwebs

Post by Joshoowah » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:48 am

I figured I'd include a pipe chart of Caminetto shapes:

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The chart should be good for old and new Caminettos, as well as Ascortis.
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