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SnuffnStuff

SnuffnStuff

Age : 42
Location : Massillon, Ohio
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PostSubject: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyWed Mar 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Alright... this is going to sound like a silly question but is there an official "name" for pipes that are short? By short I'm talking about the little nose warmer types that are maybe only 4 inches long from end to end... I've seen them called a number of things over the years...

Nose Warmers, Pugs, Sport Pipes, Squats... does anyone know if there is an actual "industry" type term for this kind of pipe? I'm only asking because I have a few in my collection and I love them for driving in the car or working around the yard because they are really light and easy to keep in your mouth while you are mowing or raking or whatever.

Trying to google search them or even search for them on Pipe websites is hit or miss so I thought maybe there was a key word I was missing or something like that.
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Stick

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Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyWed Mar 18, 2015 4:11 pm

Evening SnS,

I've only ever known them as 'nose warmers', but doubt if this was a term originating from the industry.
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juanmedusa

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Age : 39
Location : Falls Church, Virginia
Registration date : 2013-07-06

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyWed Mar 18, 2015 4:28 pm

God bless your pipe research. I'm not a short pipe smoker generally so I don't have the answers though. Good luck.
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ftrplt

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Age : 74
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyWed Mar 18, 2015 7:11 pm

In my experience, I can think of no official name though "nose warmer" is awfully popular at the moment. FWIW cheers FTRPLT
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 48
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 12:58 am

I have always heard them referred to as "stubby" or "nose warmer."
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Puffer Mark

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Age : 56
Location : Cape Town South Africa
Registration date : 2014-07-14

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 2:30 am

Maybe a little off topic but ran across this:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24471/24471-h/24471-h.htm#img043

An (interesting for me) excerpt below perhaps explaining the origins of the term "Stummel"

Of many warriors, none have been more devoted to the plant than Napoleon, Frederick of Prussia and Blücher the Bold. The following anecdote of the latter is one of the best of its kind:

"As is well-known, Field-Marshal Blücher, in addition to his brave young 'fellows' (as he called his horsemen), loved three things above all, namely, wine, gambling, and a pipe of Tobacco. With his pipe he would not dispense, and he always took two or three puffs, at least, before undertaking anything. 'Without Tobacco, I am not worth a farthing,' he often said. Though so passionately fond of Tobacco, yet old 'Forwards' was no friend of costly smoking apparatus; and he liked best to smoke long, Dutch clay pipes, which, as everybody knows, very readily break. Therefore, from among his 'young fellows' he had chosen for himself a Pipe-master, who had charge of a chest well packed with clay pipes; and this chest was the most precious jewel in Blücher's field baggage. If one of the pipes broke, it was, for our hero, an event of the greatest importance. On its occurrence, the 'wounded' pipe was narrowly examined, and if the stem was not broken off too near the head, it was sent to join the corps of Invalids, and was called 'Stummel' (Stump, or Stumpy). One of these Stumpies the Field-Marshal usually smoked when he was on horseback, and when the troops were marching along or engaged in a reconnoissance, and eye-witnesses record that many a Stumpy was shot from his mouth by the balls of the enemy—nothing but a piece of the stem then remaining between his lips.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 9:51 am

Puffer Mark wrote:
... eye-witnesses record that many a Stumpy was shot from his mouth by the balls of the enemy—nothing but a piece of the stem then remaining between his lips.

Imagine someone with the mind of an adolescent and no knowledge of firearms snickering at this...oh, wait. Never mind.  Embarassed

Back on topic: why not just call them short pipes? Walk into a tobacconist's emporium, if you can find one, and say, "Hey you feller! I wants me a short pipe. You got any?"
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joshoowah

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Location : Nairobi, Kenya
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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 10:11 am

Nosewarmer has become the namesake for them now, but there are so many different terms out there used for them: stubby, chubby, short (who would have thought?), sports (or Sportsman by Peterson), etc. There is no real rule of thumb to be honest.
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 11:06 am

Short Pipes... Nosewa10
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 2:56 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Puffer Mark wrote:
... eye-witnesses record that many a Stumpy was shot from his mouth by the balls of the enemy—nothing but a piece of the stem then remaining between his lips.

Imagine someone with the mind of an adolescent and no knowledge of firearms snickering at this...oh, wait. Never mind.  :oops

Mr. Burley. I figured if I waited a bit you would comment on this one sentence and you didn't disappoint. Thank you for that.  Laughing

There's always one isn't there? Well there are usually two at least but I digress. jocolor
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Dottleman

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Location : Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 11:41 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
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Seriously, do you lie awake at night and think these things up? LMAO!!!
lol!
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Puffer Mark

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyFri Mar 20, 2015 1:11 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
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". . . a perky tassel to bob merrily as you move", you say?

Mmmm. . .
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RDPipes

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptyFri Mar 20, 2015 8:48 am

Dottleman wrote:


Seriously, do you lie awake at night and think these things up? LMAO!!!
lol!

Hey, some day's my mind is sharp with wit and some day's not so much. 5)
Your just lucky to catch me on a good day is all. Wink
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptySat Apr 18, 2015 5:28 pm

I've always referred to them as "nosewarmers" myself. I prefer short pipes. It just seems like a fitting name. I have heard of a few "eyebrow warmers" too, that are short stacked pipes. That's just a funny play on the term though.

Ha, I just had a funny notion to make an "ear warmer". It would be like a beer helmet, but for pipes, one bowl next to each ear with stems curving around in front of you. It will be the greatest new fad for the "active" pipe smoker.
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DGErwin11

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptySat Apr 18, 2015 9:46 pm

Nosewarmer works for me. And contrary to popular opinion, you can keep your mustache. Look at my avi.
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RoyOdhner

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Age : 57
Location : Johnson County, Texas
Registration date : 2015-04-21

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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 4:53 pm

The style is also known as a Tug or Tugboat style pipe. If you consider what all a tugboat crew has to do to bring a ship from sea to pier (or vice versa), a short stout pipe makes sense. It allows you to smoke a pipe while working in cramped quarters and having to handle a lot of lines. It's short so you don't have to worry about it getting in the way. It's light, so you can keep it clenched in your mouth without causing fatigue while allowing you to keep your hands free for longer periods of time as you work the lines.

I've also heard it called a Fisherman's pipe. Crews on fishing boats work in similarly tight quarters and have similar line handling responsibilities, but they also must handle nets, and haul-in and fling fish. Again, a squat, light, and stout pipe has an advantage over a standard-sized pipe. In both cases it can get nippy out on the water, so it has an added advantage of supplying a bit of heat to warm your face.
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Brewdude

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Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: Short Pipes...   Short Pipes... EmptySat Apr 25, 2015 7:24 pm

RoyOdhner wrote:
The style is also known as a Tug or Tugboat style pipe. If you consider what all a tugboat crew has to do to bring a ship from sea to pier (or vice versa), a short stout pipe makes sense. It allows you to smoke a pipe while working in cramped quarters and having to handle a lot of lines. It's short so you don't have to worry about it getting in the way. It's light, so you can keep it clenched in your mouth without causing fatigue while allowing you to keep your hands free for longer periods of time as you work the lines.

I've also heard it called a Fisherman's pipe. Crews on fishing boats work in similarly tight quarters and have similar line handling responsibilities, but they also must handle nets, and haul-in and fling fish. Again, a squat, light, and stout pipe has an advantage over a standard-sized pipe. In both cases it can get nippy out on the water, so it has an added advantage of supplying a bit of heat to warm your face.

Very informative Roy, I never knew that. Thanks for sharing.


Cheers,

RR

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