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Dunhill, Alfred, 1872-1959


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    • found: The pipe book. Rev. ed., c1969:t.p. (Alfred Dunhill) p. 5 (pref. by Alfred H. Dunhill: "The text is as my father wrote it in 1924")
    • found: Dunhill, M. Our family business, 1979:p. 16 (author's father Alfred Dunhill b. Hornsey, 1872) p. 121 (d. 1959)
    • found: LC in RLIN 5-20-96(hdg.: Dunhill, Alfred)
    • found: Dunhill, Alfred. The pipe book, 2000:title page (Alfred Dunhill) pages v-viii (Alfred Dunhill Limited; Alfred Dunhill, born 30 September 1872 in Hornsey, north of London; in 1893 his father Henry handed over control of the family business to Alfred; Alfred established separate business, Dunhill's Motorities; in 1907 he opened a tobacconist's shop in Duke Street, St. James's; in 1921 the firm was granted its first Royal Warrant, as Tobacconist to Edward, Prince of Wales)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 27, 2017(Alfred Dunhill FRSA (30 September 1872-2 January 1959) was an English tobacconist and inventor. He is the progenitor of the Dunhill luxury goods company and the Dunhill branded tobacco products from British American Tobacco (now two independently owned entities). From 1893 Dunhill ran a company selling motoring accessories, and in 1902 opened a shop in Mayfair. He developed a pipe designed for motorists in 1904. He opened a tobacconist's shop in St James's in 1907, offering tailored tobacco blends. Shops were opened in New York and Paris in the 1920s. With his international ambitions, Dunhill helped to create the modern luxury goods market; born at 2 Church Path, Hornsey, Middlesex; died Worthing, Sussex, England)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, via WWW, March 27, 2017(Dunhill, Alfred (1872-1959), manufacturer of pipes and tobacco; born on 30 September 1872 at 2 Church Path, Hornsey, Middlesex; Alfred joined his father's firm when he was fifteen; by the time of his first marriage, to Alice Stapleton (1873/4-1945) on 15 June 1895, he had established a separate business, Dunhill's Motorities, selling everything but the motor to early enthusiasts of the sport. Five years later he set up the Discount Motor Car Company, selling his accessories through mail order. However, Dunhill was determined to capture a good corner of the market and made the decision to tap its top end by forgoing mail order and entering the world of retail sales. In 1902 he opened his first shop in Conduit Street, Mayfair, selling clothing and accessories to both chauffeurs and their employers; it was the chance idea of a 'windshield pipe', designed to protect sportsmen from the dangers of flying sparks, that was to herald his entry into the crowded world of the tobacco trade. The patent application for this unique pipe in 1904 prompted him to open his first tobacconist shop in Duke Street, St James's, in 1907; died at Hopedene Nursing Home, Wordsworth Road, Worthing on 2 January 1959, and was cremated at Golders Green crematorium)
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