DUNHILL Bruyere 33

DUNHILL Bruyere 33

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England, 1935-52

This Dunhill pipe came to us with the noticeably chewed mouthpiece and very faint nomenclature, and of course it was hardly possible to make it clearer, the challenge was to save at least a few more or less visible symbols during the restoration. So you may need very bright light and a good magnifying glass to read the shape number 33 and DUNHILL above BRUYERE on the left side and “(2) A”, “PAT…..4” on the right side. The pipe is also equipped with  an inner tube, the end of it is a bit smashed , but we saved the stamping “…417574”.  Fortunately there were only a few patents registered by Dunhill with the last number “4” – the best known are 417574 (1935-1942) and 417574/34 (1942-52), so we may be sure the pipe is from the period of 1935-52.

The pipe markings are “33”, “DUNHILL \ BRUYERE”, “PAT……..4”, “(2) A” on the bowl and “…417574” on the tube. The length is 13.2 cm (5.2″) and the bowl’s height is 3.8 cm (1.5″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.0 cm (1.18″), internal diameter is 1.8 cm (0.71″). The depth is 3.4 cm (1.34″) and this pipe weighs 23 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (carefully patched on both sides near the button – you may see the trace under a good light), inner tube.  

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