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Alfred Dunhill - Celebration Pipe - Shell Briar - Limited Edition 2019

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NUMBER 27 OF 60

 

Alfred Dunhill was born on 30 September 1872 in Hornsey, north London, as the third child of Henry and Jane Dunhill.

 

In 1887 aged 15 years, Alfred got apprenticed to his father’s business, which manufactured and sold sacks, canvas, tarpaulins, shop blinds, ropes, mats, and a large range of harnesses and horse clothing. There were perhaps up to 20,000 horses employed daily in central London. 

 

When Henry handed his business over to Alfred in 1893, the motor car had become reality and in a sign of early entrepreneurship Alfred established in 1897 a separate harness and motor accessory business, followed by The Discount Motor Car Companyin 1900, the Motor Mart Employment Companyin 1901 and finally the Dunhill’s Motoritiesshop in 1902.

 

A man of many talents and great energy, Alfred Dunhill also designed and built houses in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire between 1902 and 1906.

 

In 1904, Alfred had a brilliant idea that was to become a milestone in Dunhill’s history. On 21 November 1904 he filed patent application number 25,261 for a “windshield pipe”. It was granted to him on 28 September 1905 and was his first invention in the world of smoking accessories.

 

His innovative mind was greatly taken by the long and complicated, but equally rewarding patenting process, and in May 1906 he set up Alfred Dunhill’s Patent Development Company. Always very business minded, this allowed him to save patent registration fees on other inventive ideas like the sandblasted pipe in 1917.

 

In 1905 Alfred Dunhill resigned from the motorities business and reflected about his future professional endeavour. He discarded his vague plans for going either into the toy or confectionary trades and decided to concentrate, possibly encouraged by the revelation of the success of his windshield pipe invention, to open a tobacconist shop at 31a Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1 in 1907. This location accorded with his resolution to be a high-class purveyor of tobacco blends, cigars, cigarettes and smokers’ requisites to gentlemen.

His innovative mind was greatly taken by the long and complicated, but equally rewarding patenting process, and in May 1906 he set up Alfred Dunhill’s Patent Development Company. Always very business minded, this allowed him to save patent registration fees on other inventive ideas like the sandblasted pipe in 1917.

 

In 1905 Alfred Dunhill resigned from the motorities business and reflected about his future professional endeavour. He discarded his vague plans for going either into the toy or confectionary trades and decided to concentrate, possibly encouraged by the revelation of the success of his windshield pipe invention, to open a tobacconist shop at 31a Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1 in 1907. This location accorded with his resolution to be a high-class purveyor of tobacco blends, cigars, cigarettes and smokers’ requisites to gentlemen.

 

THE LIMITED EDITION

ALFRED DUNHILL PIPES

 

TheAlfred Dunhillpipes have been created and manufactured as limited edition pipes to celebrate our company founder Alfred Dunhill and his ingenuity as an inventor, visionary, manufacturer and entrepreneur.

 

TheAlfred Dunhillpipes are a re-creations of the famous “windshield” Motoritiespipe that were patented in 1904. These versions, modified Billiard shapes (3103) are fitted with a Sterling silver bands engraved with the ADMaker’s Mark placed between Alfred Dunhill’s year of birth “1872”and his year of passing “1959”. 

 

Each pipe is accompanied by an impressive tamper crafted from solid Sterling Silver featuring in great detail Alfred Dunhill’s bust.

 

The highly collectable Alfred Dunhillpipes & tampers are presented in a prestigious leather bound book and come with a numbered and hand-signed limited editioncertificate.

 

This series is strictly limited to world-wide only                      

 -   30 pipes in Bruyerefinish

-   60 pipes in Cumberlandfinish

-   60 pipesin Shell Briarfinish.

 

 

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