Dunhill Lighter info

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Dunhill Lighter info

Post by stonehead887 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:02 am

Hi

Hope this is the right place and hopefully some knowledgeable collectors here. Just got this lovely Dunhill Lighter and looking for some info if anyone can help. It's from around 1973 and gold but unsure if solid gold. The striker doesn't seem to do anything. I have read Dunhill lighters can be very collectable. EBay has them anywhere from £18 to £120.
Worth restoring and anyone in UK who could do this?

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:25 pm

My brother has had a couple dunhill lighters, and I actually used one of his a few weeks ago when I was at his place. I’ll ask him if he knows anything about the vintage ones.
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Post by Selym » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:55 pm

Nice lighter. Is there a hallmark?

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Post by hobbit712 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:43 am

You may need to put a flint in the small tube. Usually spring fed. Check to see if it needs butane also.

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Re: Dunhill Lighter info

Post by BBK357 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:00 am

Sorry I can’t help- he actually has DuPont lighters.


I actually had a dunhill piper lighter once. It took a small flint tube. You can go to pipesandcigars.com and get replacements
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Re: Dunhill Lighter info

Post by Henryj » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:18 am

hobbit712 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:43 am
You may need to put a flint in the small tube. Usually spring fed. Check to see if it needs butane also.

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Yeah, that. I think I saw a Dunhill similar to that one a while back. If memory serves, it takes a proprietary flint, shorter and fatter than the Zippo standard.
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Post by stonehead887 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:56 pm

Thanks guys. There is no hallmark so I guess just plated. There is a pop out section for flints and looks like a specific size. Found some exploded diagrams online as well as repair kits. These lighters are referred to as the Cadillac of lighters. I am looking forward to fixing this one up and getting it working again.



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Re: Dunhill Lighter info

Post by james80 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:58 am

My dad had one of those for most if not all of his adult life whilst he was a smoker.

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