Comoy's Shape Number Chart

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Comoy's pipes were given shape numbers in the 1909 catalogue and also names for each shape, but it would seem that these numbers were NOT stamped on the pipes until sometime in the 1920's. The earliest known is from 1925. The shape numbers are all 3 digits until after the Cadogan acquisition of Comoy's in 1979, when some shapes were introduced with 4 digit numbers. However, they may have been introduced earlier in 1976, 1977 or 1978. On pre Cadogan pipes additional letters can be found after the three numbers:

  • M on Meerschaum lined pipes.
  • P on Panel shaped bowls. ( This may not always be the case as I have now seen a photograph of a non panel Shape 309 with a P)
  • C on some shapes with curved bits. This does not seem to be universal for all curved bits and it would appear to be mainly on Princes and Bulldogs.
  • F believed to indicate a "Fishtail" bit. Verified on an early 1930's Virgin Briar with the shape number 206F and a fishtail bit exactly like the Dunhill F/T, that was not introduced until 1950.

(S)=saddle bit - A/M=army monunt - sq=squat - sq.shank=square shank

S=small - M=medium - L=large - XL=extraordinare shape - LW=lightweight shape




#

type

bent

etc.

3

bulldog

str.

M

4

bulldog(S)

str.

L

5

bulldog(S)

str.

L

5XL

bulldog(S)

str.

XL

6

billiard(S)

str.

M

13

billiard

1/2

S

17

kruger(S)

1/2

M

19

A/M billiard

str.

L

20

A/M billiard

str.

L

23

A/M billiard

str.

canted bowl L

24

A/M billiard

str.

S

25

A/M billiard

str.

M

26

A/M billiard

1/2

M

27

billiard(S)

str.

L

28

billiard

str.

M

30

liverpool

str.

-

35

dublin

str.

-

36

dublin

str.

-

39

A/M dublin

str.

M

42

billiard

1/2

M

43

billiard

1/2

L

47

billiard

str.

M

52

dublin

1/4

flatbottm sitter

64

billiard

str.

M

66

liverpool

str.

L

70

A/M billiard

1/2

L

74

billiard

str.

S

78

A/M globe

str.

L

80

bulldog

str.

M

87

woodstock

1/8

oval stem

93

belgian

str.

L

97

billiard

str.

M

98

billiard

str.

M

100

billiard

1/2

XL

102

A/M pot

str.

L

103

A/M pot

str.

S

106

billiard

str.

S

107

pot

str.

S

110

billiard

str.

L

111

liverpool

str.

-

112

billiard

str.

S

117

pot

str.

L

122

pot

str.

M

123

pot

str.

M

124

pot(S)

str.

XL

125

pot

str.

XL

126

pot

str.

L

127

billiard

str.

XL

129

globe

str.

XL

130

globe(S)

str.

XL

131

billiard

str.

S

133

liverpool

str.

-

156

lovat

str.

S

157

billard

str.

flat bottom

159

globe

str.

S

182

billard(S)

str.

L

184

globe

1/2

M

185

billiard

str.

L

186

billiard

str.

L

187

tall billiard

str.

XL

188

stack

str.

XL

189

billiard

str.

M

190

liverpool

str.

-

202

danish

1/8

oval stem

203

cutty

str.

oval stem

206

billiard

str.

S

210

lovat

str.

S

211

author

1/4

nearly identical to 256

212

lovat

str.

L

213

clay tavern

str.

with a spur

214

billiard

1/2

M

215

billiard(S)

1/2

M

216

bulldog

str.

XL

218

bulldog(s)

str.

M

222

cutty

str.

M

225

calabash

1/4

M

228c

prince

1/8

-

229

bulldog

1/4

-

234

bulldog

str.

M

235

kruger

str.

XL

238

bulldog(S)

str.

M

245

billiard

str.

S

250

dublin

str.

oval stem

252

pot(S)

str.

S

256

author

1/4

M

270

billiard

str.

M

274

A/M globe

str.

M

282

bulldog

1/4

M

284

rhodesian

1/4

M

291

billiard

str.

M

292

billiard

str.

M

296

canadian

str.

oval stem L

298

canadian(S)

str.

L

298

A/M prince

1/8

S

299

canadian

str.

oval stem

301

dublin

str.

-

303

A/M prince

1/8

M

309

liverpool

str.

XL

311

canadian

str.

L

331

sq.bulldog

str.

L

331c

sq.bulldog

1/8

L

332

billiard

str.

L

334

globe

str.

L

335

globe

str.

S

336c

prince

1/8

-

337c

prince

1/8

-

338

prince

str

pear bowl

339

prince

str

pear bowl

339p

prince

str

pear bowl, paneled

340

billiard

str.

M

341

billiard

str.

S

342

billiard

str.

XL (dunhill LB)

343

billiard(S)

str.

XL

345

stack

str.

L

346

cutty

str.

S

359

globe

str.

M

361

pot

str.

S

362

liverpool

str.

-

363

foursquare

str.

sq.shank

364

bullcap

str

-

364p

bullcap

str

paneled

368

globe

str.

L

386

bulldog

str.

paneled bowl

388

cutty (or perhaps not, see note at bottom)

str.

M

398

sq.bulldog(S)

str.

L

402

globe

str.

S

405

billiard

str.

S

409

bulldog(S)

1/4

-

430

bulldog

str.

triangular shank

431

billiard

str.

S

433

dublin

1/8

-

434

liverpool

str.

-

435

lovat

str.

cyrindrical bowl

437

billiard(S)

str.

M

440

rhodesian

str.

M

441

hexagonol panel

str.

sq.shank

442

dublin

1/4

sq.shank

446

horn

str.

M flat bottom

463

bullcap

str.

M

480

dublin(S)

str.

-

481

billard(S)

str.

flat bottom

483

globe(s)

str.

L

484

billiard(S)

str.

L

495

pot(S)

str.

L

496

pot(S)

str.

M

497

pot(S)

str.

sq.shank

499

rhodesian

1/4

XL

501

bulldog

1/8

LW

503

prince

1/8

pear bowl LW

504

prince

1/8

LW

505

billiard

1/16

LW

506

billiard

1/8

LW paneled

509

billiard

1/8

LW

511

prince

1/8

LW paneled

512

dublin

1/8

LW

513

billiard

1/8

LW

523

billiard

1/2

LW

532

globe(S)

str.

sq.shank

534

foursquare(S)

str.

sq.shank

551

globe(S)

str.

S

552c

prince(S)

str

-

553

pot

str.

S

554

billiard(S)

str.

M

556

prince(S)

str

-

588

poker

1/8

L

589

dublin(S)

1/4

modern

594

pear(S)

1/4

modern

596

billiard(S)

1/8

modern flat bottom

600

skater

1/4

modern

601

poker

1/4

modern

601

billiard

1/8

LW

603

poker

3/4

modern

604

dublin(S)

1/4

modern

607

billiard(S)

1/4

modern

608

billiard

str.

LW

616

prince

1/8

LW

618

billiard(S)

str.

LW

620

pot(S)

str.

LW

621

globe(S)

str.

LW

623

dublin(S)

1/4

modern paneled

624

poker(S)

1/4

modern

624

pot

str.

LW paneled

625

banker(S)

1/4

modern

681

sq.bulldog(S)

str.

M

683

sq.bulldog(S)

str.

M

803

foursquare

str.

XXL

804

billiard

1/2

XXL

807

canadian

str.

XXL

Note: Bill Wagner, a collector of pre-Cadogan, shop-branded Comoys has an example of Comoy shape 388 who describes it as identical to shape 66 (Liverpool) in a side-by-side comparison, except the bowl is a bi-pointed oblong in cross-section. Pre-WW II country of origin marking, and stamped "Charlestowne" (for, or by the pipe shop of that name in South Carolina).