The New Peterson Nomenclature Stamping.

A helpful post on the new nomenclature of Peterson pipes

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The New Laser Stamping

Last summer when I interviewed Tom Palmer I noticed, laying on his desk, an unfinished stummel with a peculiar-looking nomenclature stamp. Picking it up, I was amazed: there, in a perfectly-stamped, deep impression, was the “Peterson of Dublin” logo. It was black and looked like it had been burned into the wood. Seeing my curiosity, he told me it was made by a laser, and that Peterson was considering using it to replace hand-stamping for COMs and nomenclature.

Fast forward to last week, when I got my first look at a production laser-stamped Pete on one of the Sportsman pipes coming out shortly. It’s not perfect, as you can see—the wrong shape was burned into it and the correct number had to be hand-stamped over it. I don’t mind, because that makes it a great conversation-piece, right? The “stamp”—if that’s what the laser-burned combination nomenclature/shape number…

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2 thoughts on “The New Peterson Nomenclature Stamping.

  1. upshallfan

    I guess I’m not surprised. JM Boswell added a laser to his shop last week and has been making a tidy sum laser-etching Gettysburg Anniversary dates. But, he doesn’t have to worry about any shape number silliness!

  2. Dave

    Thanks for the update. Being a collector of many older Peterson pipes, I’m interested to keep up with all things Peterson.


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