Kaitlyn did an amazing job on this Dunhill restoration. I wanted to share it here on rebornpipes and encourage folks to check out her blog. Well done Kaitlyn.
Ooooweeeee! I got this pipe 2-3 years ago in a lot I bought on eBay. I kept putting off the refurb because it looked like a no-name pipe to me. Upon closer inspection, I found that the stem had a dot on it. The dot looked yellow because of the severity of the oxidation to the stem. But after I found the dot, I whipped out my trusty magnifying glass and took a closer look at the writing on the bottom of the bowl/shank. I could make out a “Du” and “England” and a few numbers. I thought to myself, could it be? Is it possible that this is a Dunhill? It is indeed! Here are the goods:
Those first two pics I took on the fly and prior to a bleach bath for the stem. Here is after the bleach bath:
After the bleach bath on the stem…
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