Peterson is a famous Irish company that produces smoking pipes. It is one of the oldest pipe manufactures that was established nearly 150 years ago by the German brothers Friedrich and Heinrich Kapp, and the Latvian Charles Peterson. The three of them were immigrants who decided to start their own business in that field and later they became of the biggest manufacturer companies for tobacco pipes all over the world. The story began when the two brothers started a small store together, and after a short while Charles Peterson appeared in their life to announce he had a good winning recipe for making tobacco pipes; and since then the three men started their own work together. Peterson was originally working on his own, managing a small tobacco shop in Duplin before he could reach an innovative pipe design that lead to a long term partnership with the Kapp brothers.
The company gained its fame around the world nowadays, but gained more popularity in Europe and North America. The company sells nearly 100,000 pipes per year all over the world, and it gained its popularity due to the developed dry system used within their pipes. The drying system used within the Peterson pipes depends on a small reservoir that is attached inside the pipe to collect the moisture produced from the incomplete burning. The reservoir is attached in the dottle, or the pipe bottom, to prevent the wetness and create cooler, drier smoke. Peterson manufacturers are keen on producing different models of pipes such as Sherlock Holmes pipes, standard pipes, rustic pipes, kinsale pipes, billiard pipes and all types of slim and bent pipes.
In addition to all those models, the company produces many types of gathered collections such as summer or winter collections, and many talented craftsmen work for the company to develop a wide selection of handmade and carved pipes for those who like special pieces and originality. The company produces pipes of different types not only according to their model or style, but also according to the materials they are made of. For example, the company produces all different types of briar and wooden pipes, meerschaum pipes, stone pipes and metal pipes. The variety gives many choices for the customers to buy whatever they love to show or use as all models are functional and the prices differ according to the material, the handmade feature and the design itself.