Manufacturers - England        


Dunhill Broadboy


Made in: England

Year: pat. 1935

Material: silver plated brass, silver, gold

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism:  Double wheel mechanism, horizontal flint tube

Measure: 51  mm x 31 mm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   










Dunhill Rollalite 14 K gold jacket    

                                                        

Made in : England, Switzerland, U.S.A.?

Year: patented 1938

Material: 14K gold, mechanism of other metal

Fuel: Petrol

Mechanism: striking wheel with roller on the side of the lighter, horizontally situated flint

Size: 51  mm x 23 mm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   










Dunhill Alduna


Made in: France

Year: 1949

Material: silver (pic.) or gold

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism:  “lift arm” horizontally placed flint

Size: 45 mm x 45 mm x 13 mm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   









Books: Lighters Gli Accendini - Stefano Bisconcini (Chronicle Books, 1997)

Stuart Schneider, Ira Pilossof - The Handbook Of Vintage Cigarette Lighters (Schiffer 1999)

Juan Manuel Clark - Collectible Lighters (Flammarion, 2002)

Collecting Cigarette Lighters  A Price Guide 1,2 - Neil S. Wood (L-W Book Sales, 1994)

The Dunhill Petrol Lighter A Unique Story - Davide Blei, Luciano Bottoni (Dunhill, 2004)


Dunhill Sylph Rule


Made in: England

Year: from 1954

Material: silver or gold plated brass, silver

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: classical double wheel lift arm

Measurements: 160  x 18 x 11 mm




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Dunhill Squareboy (Savory in France)


Made in: France

Year: since 1935

Material: silver or gold plated brass, silver, gold

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism:  lift arm with double wheel, horizontal flint inside the lighter’s body

Size: 34,5 x 34,5 x 11,2  mm


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Dunhill “Wafer”  velikost A

                                                          

Made in: France

Year: first seen 1930

Material: gold pl. and silver plated brass, silver, gold

Fuel: Petrol

Mechanism: classical lift arm with double wheel

Size: 46 x 35 x 10,5  mm


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Dunhill Alduna, Vermeil     

                                                     

Made in: France

Year: from 1949

Material: vermeil (silver), made also in silver and gold

Fuel: benzín

Mechanism:  Horizontal flint

Dimensions: 64,5 mm x 27 mm x 13 mm


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Dunhill Windproof

                                                         

Made in: U.S.A.

Year: first seen 1940

Material: silver

Fuel: no fuel

Mechanism:  tinder lighter, vertically situated flint

Dimensions: 58 x 19  mm


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Dunhill Sport Silver

                                                          

Made in: Switzerland for Dunhill London

Year: first seen 1926

Material Silver

Fuel: Petrol

Mechanism:  Lift Arm

Dimensions: 54 mm x 43,5 mm x 14 mm


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Dunhill

Alfred Dunhill inherited his father’s business, leather goods, saddle-bags and later various products for first car’s owners - bobbyfinders glasses or wind-shielded pipe are the examples of his original ideas. He opened his first shop on London Duke Street when he was 35. First Dunhill striker lighter named EDNITE appeared in 1914. Alfred Dunhill improved the patent of Greenwood & Wise from 1919 and in 1924 the UNIQUE lighter was introduced. The Unique with horizontal flint tube can be operated in one hand and was produced in four (A,B,C,D) sizes, “A” was the smallest.   The prototype made of mustard dose can still be seen in Dunhill’s Museum. This was Alfred Dunhill’s greatest impact on lighter’s history. He sent his lighters to artists and goldsmiths and offered original, highly elaborated pieces to his customers. Double wheel was added to Unique lighter in 1928, in  the  same year Parker company is founded by Alfred Dunhill. There were other technically interesting models made beside the Unique line.  In 1933 TALLBOY (made under Cartier’s licence) was offered, timeless elegant design that looks great even today, due to improvements of the fuel system it was working for weeks without re-filling, also the system of constant pressure on the flint was a revolutionary idea. BROADBOY followed in 1935, HANDY (SAVORY in France) in 1936. Another famous Dunhill’s lighter the ROLLALITE was patented by La Nationale in 1938.   SALAAM came up just after the WWII in 1946 , LONDON ROLLALITE in 1948, ALDUNA, ALDUNIL in 50s. The  ROLLAGAS is still being produced in these days, the design is the same as of 1938 ROLLALITE.


Dunhill Tallboy  Table Lighter

                                                         

Made in: France

Year: from 1949

Material: Silver plated brass

Fuel: Butan

Mechanism:  Horizontal flint, lift arm

Dimensions: 72 mm x 37 mm x 31 mm


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Dunhill Unique A in silver


Made in: France

Year: first seen in 1924, catalogued 1925

Material: Silver(obr. 1), various gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube, many makers copied this system

Measure: 45 mm x 37,5 mm x 12 mm

Dunhill Unique B in silver


Made in: U.S.A.

Year: first seen in 1924, catalogued 1925

Material: Silver, various purity gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube,

Measure: 54 x 43 x 13,5 mm

Dunhill Unique Sport


Made in: England

Year: first seen in 1924, catalogued 1925

Material: Silver, various purity gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube,

Measure: 54 x 43 x 13,5 mm

The New Dunhill


Made in: U.S.A.

Year: first seen in 1924, catalogued 1925

Material: Silver, various purity gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube,

Measure: 54 x 43 x 13,5 mm

Dunhill Tallboy


Made in: England

Year: 1933

Material: Silver, various purity gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: One block with the wick cap inside the lid, horizontal flint tube

Measure: 65 mm x 17 mm x 12,5 mm

Dunhill Savory (Handy in England)


Made in: England and France

Year: 1936

Material: Silver, various purity gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube,

Measure: tall one ca 100 mm, smaller one ca 50 mm

Dunhill Clipper


Made in: U.S.A.

Year: 1940

Material: Silver pl. metal

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: the lid connected to the flint wheel, one move opens the lid and creates the spark, vertical flint tube inside the lighter’s body. With or without wind-guard

Measure: ca 65 mm

Dunhill Service


Made in: U.S.A.

Year: ca 1940

Material: Silver, brass with plated with various metals

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: the lid connected to the lint wheel, one move opens the lid ancreates the spark, vertical flint tube outside the lighter’s body

Measure: ca 60 mm

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Dunhill Salaam


Made in: France

Year: 1946

Material: aluminium

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: One block with the wick cap inside the lid, horizontal flint tube

Measure: 57,5 mm x 34,2 mm x 12 mm

Dunhill London Rollalite


Made in: England

Year: 1948

Material:silver pl. brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: One block with the wick cap inside the lid, horizontal flint tube

Measure: 56,5 mm x 33 mm x 12 mm

Dunhill Aldunil


Made in: France

Year: 1952

Material:silver or gold

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: One block with the wick cap inside the lid, horizontal flint

Measure: 64 mm x 26,5 mm x 12 mm

Dunhill Unique plyn obr. 14.

Made in: England

Year: 1952

Material: silver plated or goldpl. brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: One block with the wick cap inside the lid, horizontal flint tube

Measure: 65 x 26 x 12


Dunhill Sylph


Made in: England

Year: from 1954

Material: silver or gold plated brass, silver

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: classical double wheel lift arm

Measurements: 160  x 18 x 11 mm




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Dunhill Sylph Rule


Made in: England

Year: from 1954

Material: silver or gold plated brass, silver

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: classical double wheel lift arm

Measurements: 160  x 18 x 11 mm




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Dunhill Unity

                                                          

Made in: Scottland, Glasgow by B.B.S.L.

Year: c. 1930

Material Silver, mechanism is made of chromium plated brass

Fuel: Petrol

Mechanism: Semi-automatic, vertical flint chamber

Dimensions: 51 x 34,5 x 11 mm

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Dunhill Unique A, small size


Made in: France

Year: c. 1925

Material: Silver plated brass, various finishes - gold, chrome, nickle, gold or silver plated brass

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Lift arm with horizontal flint tube, many makers copied this system

Measure: 45 mm x 37,5 mm x 12 mm

Dunhill Unique Sport, rhodium pl., croco skin - Anniversary serie


Made in: England

Year: after 2000

Material: Rhodium plated brass, Crocodile skin

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Double wheel lift arm lighter with wind shield and external horizontal flint tube

Dimensions:  54 mm x 43,5 mm x 14 mm

Dunhill Unique, Paris, Sterling Silver


Made in: Swiss made for Dunhill Paris

Year: c. 1929

Material: Sterling Silver, I am not sure about red material, feels similar to laque de chine on dupont lighters

Fuel: petrol

Mechanism: Double wheel lift arm lighter with external horizontal flint tube

Dimensions: 54 x 43 x 13 mm