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Pipe sizes over the years

Carle

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I am somewhat new to pipe smoking. Recently I purchased an old Peterson pipe made around 1917 and a WDC Wellington. They seem somewhat small. My question - Have larger pipes become more popular today than they were 60 years ago or have I just happened to buy a couple of small pipes?
 
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Just as you suspect, typical pipe size has increased over the years.

In the long run, dramatically so.

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scottyb

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Pipes tended to be small, partially due to the fact that tobacco was very expensive. The tobaccos were very strong with a high nicotine content, and small bowls of tobacco went a long way.
 
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