At Last!
A Book on the Dunhill Briar Pipe
with the most complete, concise, easiest to use dating guide ever available
 

Title: The Dunhill Briar Pipe - the patent years and after

Author: John C. Loring

Physical format: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 88 all text pages, paper bound.

Publication date: June 1998.

Price: US$30 including worldwide shipping

Available from the author's son at: 

Michael D. Loring 

Voice: (773) 935 - 3492

700 West Irving Park, Suite A-1

 Chicago, Illinois 60613 

Email  mdloring@gmail.com

the preface and selections from charts may be seen at: http://www.loringpage.com/attpipes/bookexcerpts.htm
  an errata and update page is maintained at http://www.loringpage.com/attpipes/bookupdate.html

The Dunhill Briar Pipe - 'the patent years and after' by John C. Loring is the first published book devoted to the Dunhill pipe. It is alternatively a dating guide, a history of the Dunhill pipe and a study of the Dunhill pipe generally.

As a dating guide it is the most complete, concise and easiest to use ever made available. Readers for the first time may comfortably date Dunhill pipes from inception in 1905 to the present day. Further, significant attention is directed to dating pipes that either lack, or have unreadable date codes. The information provided will almost always allow an approximate dating, frequently within a few years and at times to the specific year even though a date code is absent.

Beyond completeness it also includes concise and easy to use charts. The extended discussion in the text has been reduced to two independent one page charts which guide the user from nomenclature to year. A backcover chart allows even the novice who hasn't read beyond that back cover to accurately date any Dunhill pipe with a date code in less then a minute, even ones heretofore undatable or wrongly dated by past guides. A companion chart on the inside back cover addresses dating without regard to a date code and allows for the quick general dating of pipes. In addition within the book there are charts of the basic pipe nomenclature for the first half century, all known patent number stampings together with the years used, pricing history, and the ODA/800 series pipe shapes.

Further, the book for the first time anywhere also deals with related pipes such as the Parker and the general dating of Dunhill pipe accessories and Dunhill tinned tobacco. All of these have become increasing valuable and collectable and with this book's easy to use charts readers will not only be able to translate the Parker date codes but further may date Dunhill tobacco tins and pipe cases from the 1910's to the present day.

The book however, is far more then simply a dating guide. Rather with special emphasis on the first half of the century in this initial edition, it addresses the Dunhill briar pipe generally, how it has developed and integrates that history with the pipe's changing nomenclature. As such it may be said to be a 'work in process' intended in time to become a complete, expanded and pictorial study of the Dunhill pipe, but released now in it's present all text form because so much of the information is otherwise unavailable. While authored with a deep affection and regard for the Dunhill pipe, it has been written independent of Dunhill and is candid in it's treatment of 'sensitive' subjects such as errors, 'seconds', and reproductions.

Initially printed in June 1998, the book is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in size, 88 pages long, paper bound and priced at US$20 including worldwide shipping.

It may be acquired from the author's son at:
 

Michael D. Loring

Voice: (773) 935 - 3492

700 West Irving Park, Suite A-1

Chicago, Illinois 60613
USA

Email mdloring@gmail.com

Please Click here to see the PREFACE OF THE BOOK

Please Click here to see a scan of the TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Please Click here to see a scan of selections from the various CHARTS found in the book.

an errata and update page is maintained athttp://www.loringpage.com/attpipes/bookupdate.html

Link to the Dunhill Catalog Compilation Page

 Link to my 'Pipes For Sale' Page

 A link to another's web page devoted to Dunhill