Very Rare 1934 Dunhills Shell Dri-way, Prov. Pat. 15114/34, Near Mint
VERY RARE 1934 DUNHILLS SHELL DRI-WAY, PROV. Rare 1934 DUNHILLS SHELL Pipe PROV. 15114/34 Filter Design DRI-WAY, 492/4, Very NEAR MINT! This is the first year of a design they call DRI-WAY, which was one of Aflred Dunhills inventions, with a split bowl and ceramic filters in the bottom of the bowl. The design was patented and the pipe has a provisional patent stamp PROV. The first model was made in 1934 and offered through 1935. This pipe has the /34, and its the dating portion of the stamp for this pipe. They made the DRI-WAY again in 1954 and 1955, with 14 and 15 date codes. And then later again in the 1970s I believe based on an ad.
This pipe is in amazing condition, and being the first year offered is a real collectors piece! Its complete, with the bowl bottom, and top, with threads in fine shape, and no wear. Plus the original stem and including the original Inner-Tube with stamp. The bottom is stamped with the following, left to right: 492/.Next is DUNHILLS SHELL, then MADE IN ENGLAND. Last is the provisional patent stamp PROV. The bottom of the pipe is in pristine shape, and the stamping definition is the same as when originally marked. The lettering is small, so I figured I'd tell you exactly what's there. The bowl is in fine shape, has a wonderful defined SHELL sandblast finish. I find no noted wear and no issues to the bowl. The bowl top is in fine shape, with good solid threads, as are the threads in the bottom part. Inside the bottom is the filter, and the pipe draws very well with 3 draw holes. The stem is original, with long taper design, nicely cut, with just a hint of tooth marks on the button. The stem has the original Inner-Tube too, with the patent stamp PAT. 116989/17 on it, as seen in the photos below. The pipe weighs in about 1.2 ounce, and is ready to smoke or add to a collection! Please see my other Auctions! Additional cleaning may be desired on some pipes, as I focus on the exterior reconditioning and reaming, and leave the shank interior to the new owner, pipe stand not included with any pipe. DUNHILLS SHELL BRIAR MADE IN ENGLAND. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting. Create your brand with Auctiva's. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "VERY RARE 1934 DUNHILLS SHELL DRI-WAY, PROV. 15114/34, NEAR MINT" is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Estate". The seller is "valitchka" and is located in Bend, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.