The windscreen was first invented in 1927 as an improvement to their 1919 liftarm. The underside of lighter is marked made in switzerland with patent info. The dunhill B or large size sport measures about 2-1/8" tall x 1-3/4" wide and is in very good lite used operating condition. The lighter mechanism is serviced and should work with proper service of fresh fuel.The silver plating has a rich age patina mixed with blotchy tarnish that will clean with silver polish if desired. There is a scratch on the fuel screw and the edges are slightly blunt but easy to unscrew. Dunhill sport lighters are extremely popular with collectors and examples in original boxes are extremely rare. Overall - an important windproof 1920's dunhill liftarm sport model lighter. For the best of collections.
Patent/book photos not included in sale. PLEASE VIEW MY "LARRY LIGHTER" VINTAGE LIGHTER POSTS ON FACEBOOK. Please make sure to read my vintage lighter articles on the internet. The item "1927 art deco silver-plate dunhill sport windproof petrol lighter original box" is in sale since Friday, November 6, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Lighters\Dunhill". The seller is "bakelight" and is located in ct.. This item can be shipped worldwide.