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The Crowning of the Prince
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: The Crowning of the Prince  Reply with quote

... English blend in a Prince. What else?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A: Prince Albert in a can.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A: Prince Albert in a can.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't the Prince shape designed for Prince Albert?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: From Pipesmoke Mag: Reply with quote

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The Prince was named after the Duke of Windsor's favorite shape, when he was Prince of Wales, and it first appeared in the 1920s. The Prince's wide base and rounded shape makes it look quite elegant and it is often fitted with a slightly bent bit. It is normally made in three sizes (small, medium, large) and there exists a variant called the Cognac that is based on the shape of a brandy glass.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then who popularized the tuxedo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Tennessee Tuxedo of course! Reply with quote

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Then who popularized the tuxedo?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew he smoked a Grabow!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:25 pm    Post subject: In Fact.... Reply with quote

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I never knew he smoked a Grabow!


The "lip" on the Omega stem, presumably Grabow's version of Peterson's P-lip, was actually designed for TT's beak. This has been proven in court such that, goining forward, we should refer to it, not as a "lip" at all but rather as a "beak".
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:24 am    Post subject: Tennessee Tuxedo morphs into Sherlock Holmes Reply with quote

Okay, now we know what Tennessee Tuxedo smokes, how about Sherlock Holmes?

Anyone familiar with Sir Doyle's character? It has been 40 years since I read those stories, but I recall he smoked a briar. In some stories anyway. Yet eBay sellers often assume he smoked a calabash. Where did that begin? With Basil Rathbone? Or someone earlier?

Trivia time, folks!

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