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Help ID/Date This Peterson

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Smitty68

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I recently acquired this pipe at an auction. From the little bit of searching I've done, I gather this is a Peterson Flame-Grain 03S with acrylic mouthpiece. However, all the images I've found of the flame-grains either have a silver band or, if no band, is not the amber acrylic mouthpiece. Also, the mouthpiece on my pipe does not have the Peterson logo. Any help in dating this pipe would be appreciated! Thanks!




 

jwh891

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Not an expert on Peterson's but I've never seen a stem like that... it might be an aftermarket product someone added on when the original stem broke..looks pretty sweet though
 

TWolf

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If I'm not mistaken the Country of Manufacture on it says " Made in the Republic of Ireland". That would place it after 1949. Not much, I know but it's a start. The stem doesn't look original. Never seen one like that on a Pete.
 
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The acrylic looks way newer and cleaner than the rest of the pipe. It looks like it's had some smokes in it. Dings, scratches, knock marks, and some rim darkening. The acrylic looks smoked..but untouched. Any teeth scratches, or dimples? I would say a replacement, from the pictures. While I'm not sure on the date of her, I can say it has some great grain.
 

Smitty68

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Thank you all for your responses! I wondered if the acrylic stem might be a replacement or if the Peterson logo had just been worn off. I doubted replacement simply because the transition point from acrylic to wood is so exceptionally smooth that I thought it had to be original.
Regarding the Rosslare that was mentioned above...I saw that pipe and wondered if my pipe might be an older Rosslare, but for the band. I also saw the Aran 03 (http://www.peterson.ie/search?q=aran+03&x=0&y=0) on the Peterson website, but none of the images I've found of the Aran model show it to have the amber acrylic stem/mouthpiece.
The acrylic does have have some teeth scratches but the barrel of the stem doesn't have any dings. The aperture of the mouthpiece has some darkening from it being smoked.
Again, thank you all for your comments!
 
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For what its worth, my first thought was also replacement stem. Not sure when the flame grain series started but that might be a pointer in the right direction
 
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