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Object ID 000552

Object Name George Washington cut plug tin

Object Desc Red, blue and silver metal George Washington cut plug tabacco tin. Portrait of Washington on all four sides. Rectangular in shape with rounded, square edges. Wire handle with wooden grip. Manufactured by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in VA (founded 1875)

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000531

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Washington, George,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tins,smoking,lunchboxes,

Title George Washington cut plug tin

Description Red, blue and silver metal George Washington cut plug tabacco tin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 7.5

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Tin is 4.5 inches tall, 7.5 inches long and 4.25 inches wide

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY531



Date MAR 19,2013

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Katherine Dickey

Notes Lid bent downwards. Rusting on lid in 3-4 patches. Paint is faded and darkened. Black scuffs on front side panel (appx. 1-3 in long). Bottom right corner of front panel bent inwards. White paint splatter on left corner of front and left side panels. 1 in chip of paint also missing on left side panel of tin. .5 in chip on right side panel. 3 medium-sized scuff marks on back panel


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin