Peterson – Pipe Of The Year 2019 | John Bull Smooth Chubby Rhodesian Pipe [Limited Edition]
Bowl Width: 22mm
Bowl Depth: 32mm
John Bull is this years’ choice from the Peterson’s Pipe of the Year series, inspired by the classic 1938 Chubby Rhodesian. This limited edition pipe is debuting with a vulcanite P-Lip. Made in Ireland.
[All pipes are individual, grain and shade may differ due to the nature of the material.]
To find out more about the history of Peterson’s click here.
Friedrich and Heinrich Kapp, German immigrants to Ireland from Nuremberg, founded the famed Kapp Brothers store on Grafton Street, Dublin in 1865. Shortly thereafter, a Latvian immigrant, Charles Peterson, strolled into the Kapp workshop. He declared that he could make better pipes than they could. Armed with an imaginative flair for pipes and a craftsman’s background, Peterson not only proved himself correct, but became the third partner in the fledgling firm.
Originally based at 53 Grafton Street the business moved to 56 Lower Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on the corner with Bachelors Walk shortly after the Easter Rising. The name Kapp & Peterson Ltd can still be seen on the parapet of this building and the letters KP are formed in timber panelling on the shopfront.
Today, Peterson, run by Thomas Palmer, makes about 100,000 pipes annually, distributed all over the world. After Europe, the United States is the largest market with 12-15% of Peterson’s production.