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In 1890, after 15 years of handling and repairing pipes while working for the Kapps, Charles Peterson secured a patent in his own name, titled "A certain new and useful improvement in Tobacco-Pipes," which introduced a unique system comprised of a higher draft hole and a moisture reservoir bored into the shank and transition of a briar pipe. Over the next eight years, Charles continued to refine his System, applying for and securing patents for a graduated bore mouthpiece (1891), and a unique button design known today as the P-Lip (1894-1898). Designed to wick moisture away from the smoke, reduce tongue bite, and increase the longevity of the pipe, Peterson's complete System patent sparked a tradition of innovation, one we continue to uphold to this day. The System Pipe is the invisible source behind our unique House Style: our pipes' muscular shanks and transitions, tubular profile, and generous bends. Our overall shaping style has a distinctly antique form because it has remained largely unchanged for over 120 years.

In our System range, you'll find a variety of shapes in myriad finishes, each featuring Charles Peterson's groundbreaking improvements in the realm of tobacco pipes. Whether you're looking for your first pipe or to enhance a robust collection, here you'll find numerous options to suit any taste, all backed by our legacy of craftsmanship.

Deluxe System Dark Smooth Deluxe System Dark Smooth Deluxe System Sandblasted Deluxe System Sandblasted Deluxe System Smooth Deluxe System Smooth Premier System Sandblasted Premier System Sandblasted Premier System Smooth Premier System Smooth System Spigot System Spigot System Standard Dark Smooth System Standard Dark Smooth System Standard Ebony System Standard Ebony System Standard Rusticated System Standard Rusticated System Standard Sandblasted System Standard Sandblasted System Standard Smooth System Standard Smooth
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