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Alfred Dunhill 1949 Standard Aquarium Lift Arm Petrol Lighter In Perspex Lucite For Sale


Alfred Dunhill 1949 Standard Aquarium Lift Arm Petrol Lighter In Perspex Lucite
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Alfred Dunhill 1949 Standard Aquarium Lift Arm Petrol Lighter In Perspex Lucite :
$9985.00

Standard Aquariumdesk lighter designed byDunhill.

Very rare standard sizeAquariumdesk petrol lighter, designed byDunhillback in the 1949. Thismechanical lift arm lighter has beendesigned in England after the world war II. Has been individually crafted as a one of a kind piece by recycling the perspex lucite from the destroyed war airplanes. Composed by four carved pieces and polished steel parts. This example is virtually in mint condition and barely used, showing absolutely no traces of any wear.

Weight:460 Grams, (168.34 Dwt).

Measurements: 101 mm by 78 mm by 51 mm ( 3.98 x 3.11 x 2.0 Inches).

Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker\'s mark and signed, \"DUNHILL LIGHTER MADE ENGLAND\".

Alfred Dunhillinherited his father’s London saddlery in 1893. Following the increase in motor car ownership, Alfred developed the business to include motoring accessories, which he called ‘Dunhill’s Motorities’. This included goggles, timepieces, picnic sets, and leather coats, and it wasn’t long before the brand became associated with men’s general motoring attire. They opened two shops in Mayfair and had a catalogue of over 1300 items. Between the1904 and 1905, Dunhill introduced their ‘Windshield Pipe’, to help drivers combat the effect of wind and travel on their ability to smoke. This marked both the end of the ‘motorities’ focus and their entry into the world of smoking ephemera, and they shortly opened their first tobacconist in 1907 on Duke Street. The proximity to several esteemed Private Members Clubs around the Mayfair, St James’ area ensured that the venture was a success. (From Nicholas Wells With Thanks).

Literature: Blei-Bottoni Ref-418 Pp-220-225 for similar examples of the technique Illustrated.

Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation green pouch.

Condition:The overall condition of this piece is exceptional. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the chrome. Allparts are secured in the setting and in working condition. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.

INVENTORY REF:D062523ARRT/.1231



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