A unique innovation that harnesses nature’s own laws to bring you pure trouble-free smoking pleasure no other pipe can offer. Simple, unique, revolutionary.
A Carey pipe looks better and feels better than any ordinary pipe. It also smokes like no other pipe you’ve ever known, and that’s mostly thanks to the patented ‘Magic Inch’, an invention that revolutionised pipe smoking. Designed and patented by EA Carey in 1948 it was the result of a dedicated pipe smoker seeking a cooler, drier smoke whilst not detracting from the fulsome flavour of choice tobaccos. After years of research and the discarding of many ‘good ideas’ Carey settled on the basic design of the system and set about refining that design into the simple but highly effective device that is the basis of Carey Magic Inch pipes over 60 years later. Even today, more than 30 years after it was first introduced into Europe and particularly the UK, we have many saesoned pipesmokers who are still discovering the amazing difference and improvement in smoking pleasure they obtain from the Magic Inch system. It is not a trap or filter or other such sludge forming gadget. In fact, like all great discoveries and inventions, the secret is simple. By cooling, condensing and evaporating moisture with every puff, it prevents the tar, sludge, bite and bitterness that you may find in other pipes, ever reaching your mouth.
Here is a selection of comments from satisfied customers
“Just to say the pipe you sent is everything you claim, and the filter system works perfectly. I think all your pipes are made to an exacting specification because I was able to smoke the pipe to the end (without bite) right from the start.” – Mr RP from London
“I am writing to express my approval of the Carey pipes. It is without doubt the only pipe I have ever tried which does not clog or wet. In all, it gives the most satisfying smoke.” – Mr CDH from Oxford
“Your Carey pipe is a real joy. No nasty taste dribbling back at anytime. The ‘Magic Inch’ gives a nice cool smoke.” – Mr DC from Portsmouth
How the Carey ‘Magic Inch’ system works
The system has been designed to allow a precise amount of outside air into each puff of smoke. Unique moisture ports then dissipate wetness, tar and nicotine into the 2 ply Papyrate sleeve, protecting the smoker from unwanted materials. The Papyrate itself provides excellent absorbency for dryer smoking and increased durability. Subsequently the Magic Inch chamber releases moisture through evaporation during resting periods between smokes. Neither a filter nor a standard ‘push bit’, a true innovation.
|Cooling Fresh air enters through the vents and mixes with smoke from the bowl…. cooling and condensing it|
|Condensing Excess moisture is squeezed from the smoke and absorbed by the ‘papyrate’ sleeve|
|Evaporating Moisture evaporates into outside air….You get a cool, fresh, dry smoke|
All Carey Magic Inch pipes are made from top quality Mediterranean briar designed, crafted and inspected by experts who take pride in their craft. Boxes of sleeves can be purchased separately here.
Tips and Hints
It is very important to ensure that when packing a Carey Magic Inch pipe the tobacco is not compressed too firmly. Although this is the case to a certain extent with most systems, if a Magic Inch pipe is too firmly packed the majority of the air will be drawn through the stem vents rather than through the tobacco in the bowl. This in turn will mean that the tobacco will not stay lit and the smoke will consist of mostly fresh air – a slightly pointless exercise! So as with all things ‘pipe and tobacco’ hone your technique with good old trial and error, happy in the knowledge that once you get it right you’ll agree with all our other Magic Inch converts that there is no smoke available that is as cool and tasty…