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Object ID 000541

Object Name Little Tom Cigar Box

Object Desc Brown cigar box with Little Tom border around it manufactured by the Tom Moore Cigar. Box is wooden with paper label, label is falling off.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000520

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General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,Little Tom (brand),tobacco,Tom Moore Cigars,smoking,boxes,Moore, Thomas,

Title Little Tom Cigar Box

Description Little Tom cigar box cigars 50 class A. The cigars herein contained were manufactured to retail at not more than five cents each and are so tax paid. little tom 5 cent straight made by manufacturers of the Tom Moore cigar. L-M fact. no. 471 1st dist. pa. 50 factory no 471. fist dis. state of pa. notice the manufactures of the cigars herein contained have complied with all the requirements of law. every prsin is cautioned not to use this Box for Cigars again, or the stamp thereon again, nor to remove the contents of this box without destroying said stamp, under the penalties provided by law in such cases.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 5

Width 8.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY520



Date MAR 18,2013

Summary poor

Assessor Katie Wells

Notes The top of the box has a small hole towards the bottom of it as well wear that has taken of some of the label paper the label paper on the top that has the most taken off is on the edges and on the top under the border in the middle. the side that says 5 cent straight the paper is coming off the bottom badly. On the front sidethe border is worn off in places especially toward the bottom. the side that says 5 cent straight and made by Tom Moore Cigar had been taped on but is coming off and the word manufactures and Tom Moore have been taken off through wear. on the back the border is coming off especially towards the bottom. there appears to be a dark stain across the middle of the back side as well. the bottom of the box has damage on the border as well there is a larger chunk of the label paper worn off on the top left and some smaller spots of wear on the rest,


Date MAR 18,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 18,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tabacco Exhibit from Tabacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin