Dunhill short stem
Pipes from the London firm Dunhill enjoy great appreciation among smokers and collectors, due to the solid and enduring high quality of the Dunhill products, of course in combination with the general renown of this global brand. Characteristic of Dunhill is the design in a persistent conservative modeling, although without exception stylish and chic. This pipe is a remarkable example of this style. The surprisingly short stem is the original aspect, which no manufacturer dares to produce. This pipe is the handy item for people who are on the move and find a normal, standard stemmed pipe impractical. For some Dutch smokers it can be regarded as a ‘nose warmer’ for smoking on bicycles. For sure this extremely short pipe is unsuitable for the hasty smoker because the smoke has no opportunity to cool down and every pipe smoker knows that hot smoke does not taste well. A series of codes is stamped on the tige of this pipe. We read "305 F / T DUNHILL SHELL MADE IN ENGLAND 0 2 S", statements the manufacturer wanted to communicate to his customers. This successively refers to the shape number, the type of mouthpiece with the so-called fish tail, brand and finish, location of production and annual code, finally the format figure and, quite unexpected, the finish again: s for ‘shell’ meaning sand-blasted.
Amsterdam Pipe Museum APM 17.474
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