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Dunhill find

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Uncleowen, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. Uncleowen

    Uncleowen Member

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    I think this is a pretty neat find. A friend at my church found a pipe in the graveyard and asked me if I wanted it. OMG. It is the briar, no stem, Dunhill. I looked it up and it might be 1930s. It is a bent rusticated briar with one set of numbers... 656. Also, 4 is circled with s next to it.
    I would love to get a stem for it but wouldn't want to send it out to just anyone.
    Does anyone have a special recommendation?
    Thanks,
    Owen
     
  2. Tony Malerich

    Tony Malerich Sales Account

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    Oh wow, that's brilliant! Dave at Walker Briar Works has done good work for me before.
     
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  3. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Well, it's likely from the mid 50's at the earliest since Dunhill introduced that nomenclature shortly before the patents expired in 1954. Cool find nonetheless!! Post pics please.
     
  4. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Carol at http://www.vtpipes.com/index.html (Pipeworks&Wilke) will put a Dunhill stem on it for you. There are many people out there who will put a generic stem on it, and a few who will hand cut a stem for you, depends on what you want.
     
  5. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    I got a Dunhill with no stem and sent it to PipeWorks & Wilke for a factory Dunhill stem. Costs about 60 bucks I believe but was well worth it and they did a great job.
     
  6. Nate

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    Awesome! Pics or it didn't happen.
     
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  7. neoclassical

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    Ditto

    Nice find btw!
     
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  8. NickWilliams

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    Are the Dunhill patents on the inner tube expired? I assume that they are, I think they were filed in 1915 and are usually only good for 5o years, but I was curious if Dunhill tried to extend them like many other companies do.
     
  9. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    That's a great find!
    I'm sure we all look forward to seeing the pictures of your "treasure" once you get a new stem fitted!:bing:
     
  10. mlyvers

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    i hope that dunhill is a good smoker for you.

    mike.
     
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