Dunhill Dating Guide

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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'.