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Peterson 305

Post by Chaps_iii » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:37 am

I came across a Peterson 305 in a local shop in Iraq. How can I date it? There is no COM on it, does that mean its an older one?
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Re: Peterson 305

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:03 pm

Chaps_iii wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:37 am
I came across a Peterson 305 in a local shop in Iraq. How can I date it? There is no COM on it, does that mean its an older one?

Could be, from pipedia:
1. The Patent Era was between the years of K&P's formation until the expiration of the patent; 1875 through approximately 1910. Though for our purposes we will list this era as 1875 through 1922. Peterson pipes made during the majority of this period had no "Country of Manufacture" (COM) stamped on them. However, later in this period, say around 1915/16, Peterson began stamping their pipes "Made in Ireland" in a block format.
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Re: Peterson 305

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Also: In the case of the 300 series and without looking at the COM stamp or silver hallmark, one can only say that they were made between 1910 and today. The 300 series was not in Peterson's 1905 catalogue.
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