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The “white spot” soon became known as a symbol of quality.
Alfred Dunhill wanted his pipes to be known around the world.
In 1906, the first pipes and tobacco shop opened on Duke St.
The shop soon came to be known for its customized blends.
In 1904 Alfred invented the “Windshield Pipe,” hoping to combat some of the difficulties a smoker would face while driving.
The Dunhill pipe was made to last a lifetime and always with an eye to utility. To this end, Alfred invented the aluminum ‘inner tube’ to keep the innards of the pipe clean.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.In 1915, the famous white spot was introduced for very practical concerns.With straight pipes, customers had trouble knowing which way to insert the handmade vulcanite mouthpieces.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.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.Please select your country/region Our Online Store is currently available in the countries/regions listed below.Please be advised that changing your location while shopping will remove all items from your Shopping Bag.