4 dating guide
Originally published in Pipe Smoker, Winter 1984, with a part of the guide re-published in the Spring 2005 issue of Pipes and Tobaccos. Please note: Scanning the text from the original article has presented problems, some of which I have not been able to solve. The bruyere finish was used on these pipes through 1929; root finish was used thereafter. Shape numbers during this period had either 3, 4, or 5 digits. 1976-77: During this period the group number and finish code were dropped and the old shape numbers were dropped in favor of a new system.
Much of the spacing in this presentation is not as intended. NOTE: For the years 1925-34 other patent numbers were sometimes used in place of 119708/17 & 116989/17. Shape numbers during this period had either 3, 4, or 5 digits.
Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.
Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.
This is where it was originally, but it has been deleted, which sucks I have searched and have only been able to find places that people have cut out PARTS of the guide for specific hostesses, like RIO, but not all of them. 1926-34: As above but with annual change of suffix number 6(1926) 7(1927) 8(1928) 9(1929) 0(1930) 11(1931) 12(1932) 13(1933) 14(1934). In 1950 a special series of "ODA" pipes was begun and continued through 1975. Collector - Denotes hand-turned bowls (as opposed to machine-turned) made from plateau briar. 1925: NOTE: For the years 1925 through 1941 the suffix number (denoting the year of manufacture) is sometimes after the patent number and sometimes after the word ENGLAND.Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's. We highly recommend the book by Dunhill expert, John C.Some collectors strive to acquire only those Dunhill pipes made between 1920 (when Dunhill stopped buying bowls turned in France in favor of those turned in London at the newly opened Dunhill bowl-turning facility) and 1928 (the year of Alfred Dunhill's retirement). Loring called, "The Dunhill Briar Pipe - 'the patent years and after'.