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*From 1910 through October 1918 Dunhill branded its pipes with DUNHILL over DUKE ST. S.W. (After this period, only in special editions, as the anniversary versions (75 years in 1985 and 100 years in 2007) which reproduces Dunhill pipes made in 1910.
 
*From 1910 through October 1918 Dunhill branded its pipes with DUNHILL over DUKE ST. S.W. (After this period, only in special editions, as the anniversary versions (75 years in 1985 and 100 years in 2007) which reproduces Dunhill pipes made in 1910.
  
*From June 1918 through October 1918 a small round subscript 'stop', like a dot ".", was added immediately following the "A", that generally was stamped to the left of DUNHILL.
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*From June 1918 through October 1918 a small round subscript 'stop', like this "o" was added immediately following the "A", that generally was stamped to the left of DUNHILL.
  
 
*End of 1918. In the last few months of 1918 Dunhill changed the DUKE ST S. W. stamping to LONDON.
 
*End of 1918. In the last few months of 1918 Dunhill changed the DUKE ST S. W. stamping to LONDON.

Revision as of 08:01, 26 August 2019


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Dunhill Dating Guide

Based on Loring's and Field's guides.
Organized by Yang Forcióri


Pre-Dating Code



First Years

1907- March 1910

Exclusively third party made pipes. Shape numbers running from 1 through 30 (but not only in this period) and probably, DUNHILL over DUKE ST. S.W stamps. Stamping in these years is presently unknown, but it should be something like that:


DR - A.
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
1-30
No Patent




(Pre-October 1918)


First own partial production introduced in 1910, but still using bowls shaped in France. In 1917 the Calabrian briar started to be used, but not completely. Only in 1920, Dunhill took the final step in its pipe making operation.


1910-1916 / Smooth Only



1910-1912
DR - A
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
Shape Nº
-
-
1913-OCT 1918
DR - A
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
"Inner Tube"
PAT.N°
5861/12 or
1169891/17
Shape Nº
1914-OCT 1918 (for export - Canada)
DR - A
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
"Inner Tube"
158709/14
MADE IN ENGLAND
Shape Nº
1915-OCT 1918 (for export - US)
DR - A
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
"Inner Tube"
PATENTED MARCH.9.15
or 1130806/15
MADE IN ENGLAND
Shape Nº


1917 - First Shell


1917
Shape N°,
3,4,12 (...)
DUNHILL'S "SHELL BRIAR"
PAT.Nos
5861/12
"PAT.PENDING"


Additional Stampings


"o"
these ancillary stamps, in fact, began as uptick work/quality/pricing codes.
"H.W"
was another pre-war stamping and meant 'Hand Worked'.
"LB"
was introduced the shortly before the end of World War I, and meant 'Large Billiard'.


Notes




  • From 1910 through October 1918 Dunhill branded its pipes with DUNHILL over DUKE ST. S.W. (After this period, only in special editions, as the anniversary versions (75 years in 1985 and 100 years in 2007) which reproduces Dunhill pipes made in 1910.
  • From June 1918 through October 1918 a small round subscript 'stop', like this "o" was added immediately following the "A", that generally was stamped to the left of DUNHILL.
  • End of 1918. In the last few months of 1918 Dunhill changed the DUKE ST S. W. stamping to LONDON.
  • About Shell. For instance if a pipe exists with the English 5861/12 patent together with patent pending language it could be comfortably dated to 1917. Pipes do exist with the MAR.9.15 US patent reference together with PAT. APP FOR, but these pipes date from 1918 - 1920.