Tag Archives: 1900’s
‘No hurry, no hurry’, said Sir James with that air of self-denial that conveys the urgent necessity of intense speed.
Ms. Ada Leverson (The Twelfth Hour) 1907
Advertisement for Alfred Dunhill of Euston Road, London N.W (1903)
Alfred Dunhill was in the company’s own words an “innovator, adventurer, curator, collector, charmer, visionary, stylist, speed freak, pooh-pooher of borders and nay-sayers…and cutter of dash”.
One of Alfred’s most notable creations were his ‘Bobby Finders’, a cross between binoculars and motoring goggles. By wearing the device, the motorist was able ‘to spot a policeman at half a mile, disguised as a respectable man’. Useful indeed given the temptation there must have been to break the 12mph speed limit of the day.