In 1922 the Parker Pipe Co Limited was formed by Alfred Dunhill to finish and market what Dunhill called its "failings" or " seconds". Previous to that time, Dunhill marketed its own "failings", often designated by a large "X" over the typical Dunhill stamping or "Damaged Price" with the reduced price actually stamped on the pipe. While the timing and exact nature of the early relationship remains a bit of mystery, Parker eventually merged with Hardcastle in 1967. It was at this time with the Parker pipe was considered as an independent product of Dunhill. After fading from the major market for a period of time, Parker was re-introduced in 1991 and carries on its rich history, with quality pipes at an affordable price.