Dunhill: Alexander Graham Bell Chestnut Bent Dublin Sitter (4) (22/25) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6586

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alexander Graham Bell was a prolific engineer, scientist, and inventor. He's perhaps most notable for co-founding the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and receiving the first US patent for the invention of the telephone — an innovation that forever changed human communication. To commemorate the centenary of Bell's passing, as well as celebrate his most famous invention, Dunhill has produced a limited edition series of pipes, comprising a single shape rendered across the English marque's most iconic finishes. Each pipe in the series comes included with a sterling silver tamper and is presented in a leather-bound book.

The shape in question is a Group 4-sized bent Dublin Sitter, which offers the proportions and reassuring stoutness of a comfort pipe as well as the practicality of a desk pipe. It features a tall, thick-walled bowl that's shaped to evoke the appearance of an early telephone's earpiece. Said bowl cants forward and displays a steady flare from its flat heel to its broad, softly inflated rim. An upturned shank and a steeply curved saddle stem bring up the rear of the composition and balance out the shape quite nicely, while also encouraging a comfortable smoking posture. This particular example is dressed in the fetching Chestnut smooth finish and is accented with a thick band of sterling silver.

A sibling to the Cumberland, Dunhill's Chestnut finish was inaugurated in 1983 to commemorate the closing of the Cumberland Rd. warehouse for which the Cumberland finish was named. Like the Cumberland, pipes in the Chestnut line wear the same dark, smoky stain and are fitted to stems of cumberland but feature a silky smooth, glossy finish compared to the Cumberland's rugged sandblast.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.85 in./148.59 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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