Evidently, this pipe has endured a challenging and turbulent journey throughout its biography. Beyond the customary cleaning, deoxidation, and polishing, considerable effort was invested in sanding and mending numerous scratches and dents on the bowl, carefully repairing a tooth mark on the stem, and securing two shank cracks with a nickel band. Though traces of repair are visible under keen scrutiny, this pipe brims with renewed vitality and eagerly awaits a fresh start in a new home.
The year suffix initially bore a single digit, yet it appears to have undergone restamping, most likely at a Dunhill store, to extend the warranty. Consequently, we can only deduce that the pipe hails from the 1960s.
Pipe markings “60”, “DUNHILL \ BRUYERE”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND ?”, “(4) A”
Length 14.2 cm (5.59″)
Bowl Height 4.5 cm (1.77″)
Outside Diameter 3.6 cm (1.42″)
Chamber Diameter 2.0 cm (0.79″)
Chamber Depth 3.7 cm (1.46″)
Weight 40 gr.
Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.
The pipe has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.