In the story The Red Headed League Sherlock Holmes has been told the remarkable story of the League and done some initial research.
Back at Baker Street, he needs time to think hard about the mystery and says to Watson, "It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes."
In other words, he needs the time it takes to smoke three pipes in order to solve the mystery.
The main three would have to be: His deerstalker hat. His pipe. His violin.
Sherlock Holmes smoked shag tobacco, kept in the toe of a Persian slipper in his pipe. He kept his cigars in the coal-scuttle. He also smoked cigarettes on occasion. He called a very difficult challenge a 'three pipe problem.' More correctly Sherlock Holmes smoked "Black Shag", Shag is the cut of the tobacco. Others Holmes may have smoked as they are in a recreation of Holmes study in England- Arcadian Mixture, Birdseye (Watson's favorite) Odd one was Honeydew ( Irish Style) offered to Holmes by Susan Cushing. He often smoked cigarettes when out and about, and once in a while he smoked a cigar. The pipe was reserved for smoking at home.
A pipe for sure
190 Referrence: Radford, John (1999). Intelligence of Sherlock Holmes: And Other Three-pipe Problems. Sigma Forlag, Norway. ISBN 8-2791-6004-3.
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Cocaine, morphine and pipe tobacco.
the hat, the pipe, the magnifying lens, etc etc
Do you mean 24-inch diameter? If so, that's an engineering problem, not a plumbing problem. There is no rule of thumb for a large pipe - - it depends on many factors, such as pipe material and thickness, head loss, water hammer protection, etc, etc.
Though none of them are mentioned in the text, Sherlock has become closely associated with the deerstalker cap and Inverness cape thanks to Sidney Paget's illustrations and a large, curved clay pipe due to the stage potrayal of Holmes by William Gillette
Perhaps at the same tobacconist where Holmes gets his shag tobacco and Watson gets his cigarettes, the nearby Bradley's in Oxford Street. (The Hound of the Baskervilles)
Yes, he often smokes his pipe when thinking about a case. He smokes shag tobacco which is kept in a slipper on the mantel.
Holmes lit his pipe and sat quietly as he often did when he was ruminatively occupied.
The cast of Pipe Rock Goes Wild - 1926 includes: Ben Corbett Gilbert Holmes
size of pipe divide to 2 three times
the deerstalker cap, Inverness cape, pipe and the magnifying glass.
If you are referring to the style used by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, it is a Meerschaum.
Your problem will be finding a shop which sells pipe tobacco.
Is quite incorrect. He was never described as wearing a deerstalker cap, just a cloth cap. The curvey calabash pipe is never described either; but was adapted by Holmes portrayer William Gillette, who wanted the pipe so that it would not marr his profile. Holmes would never wear his cap unless in the country or in disguise, otherwise he prefered a top-hat.
If you mean "could the prop used in the movie function as an actual pipe." it's doubtful. If you mean "Is there really such a pipe," even more doubtful.
that is most likely a problem. if people in the houses surrounding you aren't experiencing it then it isn't a main pipe. it is most likely a leak in the sewerage pipe that is near your water pipe.
Pipe, magnifying glass, Persian slipper to keep tobacco in, and a revolver
When a leak has occured in the pipe, or when there's to many twists and turns in the pipe, or when there's a blockage in the pipe.