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These were not carved to order. Collector - Denotes hand-turned bowls as opposed to machine-turned made from plateau briar.
I am hoping to have actual photos of this nomenclature here. If you have any, and would be willing to contribute them, please E-mail me. Also, if you see any errors here, please E-mail. It is very difficult to tell from the web version I was working from.
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If you have the original and can scan it and send it to me, that would fantastic!: For the years through the suffix number denoting the year of manufacture is sometimes after the patent number and sometimes after the word ENGLAND. As above but with annual change of suffix number 6 7 8 9 0 11 12 13 14 From the patent number is no longer shown on the pipe.
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Examples for this period read:. Same as above but with the line under the suffix number omitted. During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system. Shape numbers during this period had either 3, 4, or 5 digits. In shape numbers all became five digit.
The Tanshell finish is introduced in As above, but with the line under the suffix number omitted. It had been widely report that The Redbark is introduced in , but we have examples that date to as seen bellow. The Cumberland finish is introduced in Retrieved from " https: Navigation menu Personal tools English Log in.
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Dunhill Cumberland Made in England 19 21 please note the 19 and 21 are both underscored. It is a great pipe but I just wondered if it is a or ?
A Dunhill Pipe Dating Guide
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Lawrence Preferred Member Joined: Sometimes it helps to do an old fashioned pencil rubbing to aid in reading the markings. It's not uncommon to see more than one date code in fact I saw one on eBay a few weeks ago with three. The pipe was finished in '79 but not sent out to a shop till ' This is what makes the Dunhill such a collectible pipe making it attributable to a certain date.
The reason for those that don't know, the date was always stamped on the pipes for their guarantee one year from date of purchase against any burnout or defect in smoking.