Alfred Dunhill Pipes are the definitive source of pleasure and status for men of the world, offering high grade luxury pipes, premium tobacco blends, smoking accessories and lighters. Dunhill products are masculine, inventive, glamorous, worldly, effortless and of ultimate quality. Starting with a horse-drawn carriage and manufacturing accessories, Alfred Dunhill saw the rise of the automobile and knew his business days were numbered. Unwilling to be done in by new technology, Dunhill embraced it and switched his company into one that produced goods for the automobile industry. One of those innovations was his first pipe, the Windshield Pipe. The pipe proved popular with the new motorist clientele and Dunhill shortly after opened his first tobacco shop. Unhappy with the quality of selling around this tme, Alfred Dunhill set out to make the best pipes available that would smoke beautifully and last for a lifetime, and with a price that reflected this quality of craftsmanship. WWI proved beneficial to the Dunhill company as Alfred donated his pipes to officers serving the Allied forces, which helped the "White Spot" beome known throughout the world. It was after the war that Dunhill "discovered" sandblasting. More finishes, shapes, and the wonderful shape chart was implemented to help customers identify and choose a pipe to suit them. Dunhill has maintained its original mission statement and continues to produce some of the highest quality smoking instruments and accessories in the world.