|1936 Pat. Number Dunhill #822490
|Such a simple pipe should not be the source of so much confu-
sion, but it is for me. First of all, there is no designation regard-
ing Bruyere or Root finish. The nomenclature is buffed way
down, but except for a few numbers at the beginning of the Pat.
everything is visible. Then, The Pat. # should be, according to
Loring's book, a U.S. patent, but no "U.S." is stamped on the
shank. Further, the patent number that is on the shank is
supposed to have been used only from 1937-1941, but the
underlined number after the "England," is pretty clearly a 16,
making the pipe, presumably, a 1936 production. Well, if you
like mysteries, you can buy this and figure it out for yourself.
I've given you all the info I can provide. The condition is very
good, with no tooth marks onthe stem (original? I don't know
for sure. It certainly is an old stem, but the dot is a bit
whiter than I might expect) & very little wear on the chamber rim.
6 1/8" long, bowl 1.75" tall. Weight: 1.25 oz., 34 grams. $250..