Dating parker pipes
The top piece is from 1918, and carries the #24 stamp (the size of the “Inner Tube,” not the shape).
This very practical solution would become a definitive trademark of Dunhill pipes.WWI provided him the perfect opportunity to promote his product on an international scale.When an order was placed by an officer serving in Northern France, Alfred would send additional pipes with a note asking that they be distributed among his fellow officers.1910: The Bruyere finish is first introduced 1915: The famous white spot was introduced so customers would know which way to insert the handmade vulcanite mouthpieces on straight pipes (the spots face up). Dunhill also developed the oil curing process at this time, which many feel contributes significantly to Dunhill's excellent smoking qualities. 1977: Bill Taylor works as administrator and overseer in the Dunhill Factory 1980: The Cumberland finish is introduced 1984: Bill Taylor leaves Dunhill to become Bill Ashton-Taylor 1987: Redbark finish officially retired Courtesy Smokingpipes.com, and used by permission "The challenge of a Dunhill history is to separate myth and legend from the history. The story of Alfred Dunhill is so tied up with myth that the myths are now part of the history.1919: Dunhill and Sasieni part after serious conflicts. Alfred Dunhill, being aware of this phenomenon, probably perpetuated many of such myths.When the pipe became dirty the tube could simply and easily be replaced.Note, of course, that this innovation predated the widespread use of pipe cleaners.The bottom pipe is a 1925 PO shape in exquisite condition. 1906: First Dunhill tobacco shop opened on 31a Duke St.1906-1910: Dunhill imported the bulk of his pipes from France.Unsatisfied with the quality even of the better ones he bought pipes from Charatan 1909/10 paying exorbitant prices to ensure he has some of the very best pipes for sale in England.1910: Alfred Dunhill lured away Joel Sasieni from Charatan and opened a small pipe workshop of his own on 28 Duke St.-- two rooms upstairs for a humble beginning.