A small but elegant bent dublin, with a tapered mouthpiece. Given smooth, deep brown stain, with dark burgundy highlights and black Vulcanite mouthpiece.
The Jockey Club range by Parker represents the entry level pipes for this world renowned manufacture. While Parker may have started have been started by Alfred Dunhill as a brand to sell the Dunhill failings (seconds). By the late 1950’s Dunhill purchased the Hardcastle factory and grouped both Parker & Hardcastle into a single brand. Production moved to France where the Parkers have been made ever since.
Pipe Material : Briar
Shape : Bent Dublin
Finish : Smooth
Colour : Brown
Mouthpiece : Vulcanite (Fishtail)
Filter : None
Pipe Length : 140mm
Pipe Height : 46mm
Pipe Width : 33mm
Chamber Width : 17mm
Chamber Depth : 32mm
Pipe Weight : 32grams
Posted by David Alexander Edward Murraythwaite-Murray. on 16th Aug 2015
This is clearly a Dunhill pipe without the fabled White spot. Examining the Dunhill variant at £312, one can see the immense similarities. Parker of London is the discreet 'give-away' and one would be silly to purchase a Dunhill when Parkers are available for such a very modest price. The £282 saved will pay for at least 10 years tobacco and pipe cleaners, not to mention Swan Vestas!
Me? I bought a Parker Jockey Club Dublin and classy it as much as if it was a Dunhill. I take great pleasure in smoking it in the evening in my old cottage where I have not had a television set for 15 years. Money saved on the licence fee pays for my 'baccy' and topping up the decanters on the sideboard.