A dunhill dating guide
1903: Alfred Dunhill Ltd (the 'predecessor company') incorporated.1904: Dunhill's Motorities shop opened at 5 Conduit Street.
Each Dunhill patent has been evolved to meet some expressed or anticipated need, but in the production of the article itself beauty of form and colouring have certainly not been neglected.The famous white spot was introduced so customers would know which way to insert the handmade vulcanite mouthpieces on straight pipes (the spots face up). 1913: Vernon Dunhill (father of Richard Dunhill) joined the business. 1936: Large shareholding in Hardcastle Pipes Ltd purchased after a ten-year relationship; the factory was in Walthamstow. 1944: Alfred Dunhill Limited purchased Mary Dunhill limited; the business of Wise & Greenwood purchased. Dunhill died, Mary Dunhill succeeded him as managing director. Bill Taylor starts working for Dunhill as a boy 1960: Shop opened in Philadelphia.