+Dunhill London Enameled Art Deco Manhattan Unique Lift Arm Lighter in Silver
Manhattan lighter designed by Dunhill.
Beautiful lift arm gas lighter, designed by the Alfred Dunhill Company, with Art Deco patterns. This is the short model named Manhattan, and was crafted in solid silver plate with high polished finish and embellished with applications of black and red enamel. In the 1927, Dunhill launched the lighter named Unique, a revolutionary development resulting in the first lighter to operate with only one hand. This lighter is in perfect working condition hand has been tested.
Weight: 66.95 Grams, (37.79 Dwt).
Measurements: 51 mm by 30 mm x 13 mm (2 x 1.18 x 0.51 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with the maker's mark and signed, "DUNHILL UNIQUE MADE IN ENGLAND 454019"
He inherited 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 the 1904 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).
Note: This piece is empty of any flammable, gas or butane substances and is ready to be ship by any carrier.
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry pouch.
Condition: The overall condition of this gas lighter is exceptional. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the silver. The enameled parts are in good shape with no dings or marks. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and the authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P092223AONJ/.2314