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A First Year Tanshell

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  • Started 1 year ago by lightmybriar
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  1. lightmybriar

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    I just finished cleaning up this 1952 Tanshell 56. Very pleased! I really like how similar in shape to an LC it is. I also think it's cool that it's from the first year Tanshells were made. This one's a keeper!


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    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. workman

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    Beautiful.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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    Sweeeeeet!

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Nice! Keeper for sure!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Like the 120, a poor mans LC, but by no means 2nd rate! Enjoy it.

    Al

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Nobody beats Dunhill for the graceful shaping of bents! Beautiful!

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Very nice! Love the blast pattern on that one. Congrats!

    RESPECT THE PIPE!
    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. menuhin

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    Its tan color is so beautiful, much brighter than my Tanshell in later years production.
    Perhaps that was due to having been oil-cured.

    Congrats!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. lightmybriar

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    Thanks all!

    Menuhin, I personally prefer the lighter ones as well. This one was almost black when I got it, but it was due to grime and tars from the previous owner. I used to have a 1961 Liverpool that was as light as I've ever seen. Love them that way!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. huntertrw

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    According to the late John Loring, the TanShell (sic) actually entered production in 1951, and was to originally be dubbed the "Root Shell." In his book titled The Dunhill Pipe - The Patent Years and After he states, "Ultimately however the name TanShell was settled upon but the stamp for the TanShell name was not received by Dunhill until the beginning of December. Thus while the TanShell was in production in 1951 it appears that most if not all TanShells made in that year did not enter into retail distribution until 1952 and were given a 1952 date code."

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. cosmicfolklore

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    Wait, is this the infamous “patent applied for” stamped dunnie that was mentioned on the latest PMradioshow? Either way, it’s a beaut!

    Michael
    Posted 1 year ago #

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