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    1943 Dunhill Shell w/ Modified Vernon tenon

    Hello,

    What do you good folks make of this?
    George Dibos has indicated he believes the metal sticking out of the shank is a Vernon tenon with the end removed.
    There is a metal tube inside the stem, you can see the ridge at the end of the stem in the photo below.
    The stampings are referred to in this article by John Loring http://loringpage.com/pipearticles/H...WII%20Pipe.htm

    DUNHILL SHELL MADE IN ENGLAND

    PATENT No 1341418/20

    When did Dunhill stop using the Vernon tenon?
    Is this a post bombing, use what we have kind of pipe?
    Thank you for any insight you all may have.

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    Don

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    That's new to me and I have nothing to add except that it is in wonderful shape for an 80 year old pipe. It certainly looks like the original stem to me and there's hardly a mark on it.
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    Most pipes with a Vernon tenon were smooths - but I'm guessing that George has it right; the alternatives would be just an inner tube (but far too thick) or a repair (but why would any one do that with metal?).

    Originally a Vernon tenon (1931 Up to WWll ) looked like this:

    Vernon fitting.jpg


    ...and that is consistent with the end being cut off (as if removing a "stinger") and with the hole in the stem.

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    Thank you Jimbo, yes.. it is odd.
    Here are a few more images..

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    Don

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    I should add that this pipe may be from the years 1941 to 1943, as that is the stamp used during this period.
    The title of the thread is a little more definitive than the stamping would allow. My apologies.

    Don

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