Dating differences in france
And even if this list was made available it would be of little use to any but the most expert because it can only be used in conjunction with the most precise knowledge of the Dunhill pipe as it has changed in appearance over the years. In 1950 a special series of "ODA" pipes was begun and continued through 1975.But enough of the complications in dating Dunhill pipes. These were not carved to order.1926-34 As above but with annual change of suffix number 6(1926) 7(1927) 8(1928) 9(1929) 0(1930) 11(1931) 12(1932) 13(1933) 14(1934) NOTE: For the years 1925-34 other patent numbers were sometimes used in place of 116989/17.Pipe collectors, especially in America, pride themselves on having acquired Dunhill pipes in prime condition which were made in the (the year of Alfred Dunhill's retirement).Consequently, much confusion has arisen over the dating code because it has not been standardized over the years, and seemingly minor differences in the code can mean a difference of years, even decades, in the manufacture of the pipe.
Similarly, the Ultegra rim brakes are heavier because they have to be larger to accommodate 28mm tyres, which means more materials and extra weight.
Both derailleurs are different are made of different materials than their Dura-Ace counterparts, although both have the same shifting action.
Rather than an aluminium cage used on the Dura-Ace front derailleur, the Ultegra series gets a steel body.
Adding to this is the fact that the firm has used a great many special stampings depending on what part of the world to which their pipes were destined, and that sometimes these stampings or codes were used for only three or four months duration.
Taking all this into account it should not be surprising that the original and complete dating code list, in possession of the firm's archivist at 30 Duke Street, is some twenty eight pages long.