Peterson 302 & 303. Size Matters!
I received some comments the other day on my Peterson 303 post. The commentator remarked that it was the same pipe that he was smoking but that his was stamped 302, not 303. OK, I can understand this as the 302 and 303 are basically the same shape but the size varies by an appreciable amount. This is, of course, hard to evaluate on a single photograph where no comparison can be made. To give some idea of the difference I refer to, here are some comparative shots of the two together. After all, a picture says a thousand words, doesn’t it?
In the left hand picture, the 302 is the upper pipe. In the right hand picture, the 302 is on the right. As is obvious in both, the 302 is a considerably larger pipe.
Of the two, I prefer the 302 while relaxing. On the other hand, the 303 gets to see all the action! Both pipes smoke well. It would be difficult to choose an absolute favourite. If there are horses for courses, then there are also pipes for pastimes.