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Exclusively third party made pipes. Shape numbers running from '''1''' through '''30''' and probably, '''DUNHILL''' over '''DUKE ST. S.W''' stamps. (stamping in these years is presently unknown).
 
Exclusively third party made pipes. Shape numbers running from '''1''' through '''30''' and probably, '''DUNHILL''' over '''DUKE ST. S.W''' stamps. (stamping in these years is presently unknown).
  
 
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<center>'''Pre-1918'''</center>
 
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First own production introduced in 1910. Initially, Dunhill made pipes was a limited production straight grain pipe hand-cut from over century-old briar burls. Classified by a "'''B'''" (denoted highest quality pipe) becoming a "'''DR'''" (denoted straight-grained) and a classification marked by an "'''A'''" (denoted first quality), until early 1915. After that, they became a high-end subset to the Dunhill 'Bruyere'.
 
  
 
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|<center>'''Dunhill <br>Duke ST. S. W.'''</center>
 
|<center>'''Dunhill <br>Duke ST. S. W.'''</center>
 
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|1-30
|A or B (DR)
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|DR (B) or A
 
|No Patent
 
|No Patent
 
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<center>'''Pre-1918'''</center>
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First own partial (still using bowls shaped in France) production introduced in 1910. Initially, Dunhill made pipes was a limited production straight grain pipe hand-cut from over century-old briar burls. Classified by a "'''B'''" (denoted highest quality pipe) becoming a "'''DR'''" (denoted straight-grained) and a classification marked by an "'''A'''" (denoted first quality), until early 1915. After that, they became a high-end subset to the Dunhill 'Bruyere'.
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|1-30
 
|1-30
 
|A or B(DR)
 
|A or B(DR)
|PAT.N° 5861/12
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|<center>"Inner Tube"<br>PAT.N° 5861/12</center>
 
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'''Bruyère''' line, shape numbers beginning with '''31'''. Generally finished from French turned bowls until 1920. Classified by an "'''A'''" (near the bowl to indicate first quality) on the side of the shank with an "Inner Tube" stamped.
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'''Bruyère''' line, shape numbers beginning with '''31'''. Generally finished from French turned bowls until 1917. Classified by an "'''A'''" (near the bowl to indicate first quality) on the side of the shank with an "Inner Tube" stamped.
  
  

Revision as of 10:45, 22 August 2019


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



1907 - March 1910


Exclusively third party made pipes. Shape numbers running from 1 through 30 and probably, DUNHILL over DUKE ST. S.W stamps. (stamping in these years is presently unknown).


1907-1911
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
1-30 DR (B) or A No Patent



Pre-1918


First own partial (still using bowls shaped in France) production introduced in 1910. Initially, Dunhill made pipes was a limited production straight grain pipe hand-cut from over century-old briar burls. Classified by a "B" (denoted highest quality pipe) becoming a "DR" (denoted straight-grained) and a classification marked by an "A" (denoted first quality), until early 1915. After that, they became a high-end subset to the Dunhill 'Bruyere'.


1912-1915
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
1-30 A or B(DR)
"Inner Tube"
PAT.N° 5861/12


1915-1918
Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.
Ao and Ao(DR) PAT.N° 5861/12


Bruyère line, shape numbers beginning with 31. Generally finished from French turned bowls until 1917. Classified by an "A" (near the bowl to indicate first quality) on the side of the shank with an "Inner Tube" stamped.


Dunhill
Duke ST. S. W.