‘The Yard’, 36″ Rule Table Lighter by Alfred Dunhill, 1930s
Price Code: ££££
An extremely rare and fully operational lighter known as ‘The Yard’, the body engraved in inches and centimetres, the lift arm and fuel cap and the base signed ‘Dunhill’, ‘Made in England’. In beautiful original condition, ‘The Yard’ was a novelty lighter that never appeared in any of Dunhill’s catalogues, making the numbers produced very low. The lighter is complete with a bespoke dark blue Dunhill presentation case.
Length: 36 inches (91½ cm)
Illustrated: ‘The Dunhill Petrol Lighter – A unique Story’ by Blei and Bottoni, 2004, page 209.
The model, first seen in 1935 is classified as ‘Extremely Rare’
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