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What follows is a "general guide" as to dating; with it the reader should be able to date the majority of Dunhill pipes with which he/she comes into contact.. Denotes a pipe designed by the customer and carved to order. Some examples are: 5861/12 (English); 1343253/20 (U.
S.)During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system. - used only for Vernon Dunhill fitment pipe).1976-77 During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system.
Adding to this is the fact that the firm has used a great many special stampings depending on what part of the world to which their pipes were destined, and that sometimes these stampings or codes were used for only three or four months duration.
Taking all this into account it should not be surprising that the original and complete dating code list, in possession of the firm's archivist at 30 Duke Street, is some twenty eight pages long.
Commencing business in 1893 as an auto supply house, Dunhill began producing its own oil cured briar smoking pipes in 1910.
In the following decade and a half almost all the elements of the now classic Dunhill pipe line came into place, for instance the two principal finishes - a mahogany "Bruyere" and a black sandblast "Shell" - the metal inner tube fitting and sandblast patents, most all the classic shapes, the white dotted bit, the one year guarantee, and the associated date code stampings.
Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the(the year of Alfred Dunhill's retirement).
Similarly, if the duke street stamped pipes also are stamped PAT. MAR.9.15 they may be dated to either the 1914 or 1915 - 1918 period respectively. In 1919 the "DUNHILL" stamping was changed from a straight line to a shallow arch.
in order that the customer should know which part faced upwards.