The Dunhill Petrol Lighter
A ‘Unique’ Story
Davide Blei – Luciano Bottoni
Unique srl Editore
346 pages – 1000 photos
In collaboration with Dunhill Museum & Archive, 50 Jermyn Street, London SW1.
The Dunhill Petrol Lighter is the first ever reference book on Alfred Dunhill’s important production of petrol lighters, from the first model introduced in 1914 to the last new petrol lighter catalogued in 1959.
Aimed at both the neophyte who wants to start collecting these wonderful everyday smoking accessories as well as the advanced and passionate collector of exclusive Dunhill top-of-the-line lighters, it covers the catalogued collections as well as the special workshop pieces which, in the 1920's and 1930's became icons of their time.
The result of years of research and study, The Dunhill Petrol Lighter provides an extensive overview of the history and role of petrol lighters within the overall Alfred Dunhill product line, details of the production and commercial strategy used by the company to become an undisputed worldwide leader for this line of product, and a comprehensive photographic catalogue of Dunhill petrol lighters (both industrial and workshop productions).
The book also sheds light on a remarkable and important aspect of the art Deco period.
Included is everything the collector needs: how to collect; documentation on patent numbers and markings; information on workshops and craftsmen; more than a thousand pictures of collection grade pieces to aid in the classification and dating of Dunhill lighters.
The Dunhill Petrol Lighter is a must-have reference for all lovers of beautiful smoking accessories.
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