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Object ID 000773

Object Name Bugler tobacco tin

Object Desc Cylindrical metal Bugler brand tobacco tin. Tin has seafoam green, cream, and blue printing with an image of a military bugler.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000700

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date 1930s

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1939

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,smoking,Bugler brand,Brown & Williamson,tins,

Title Bugler tobacco tin

Description Bugler brand metal tobacco tin. Tin has seafoam green, blue, and cream colored printing on exterior. Front and back of cylindrical tin has a image of a military bugler with the words "Bugler, Blended Turkish & Domestic Cigarette Tobacco" printed on it. Sides of tin say: "Bugler, A High Grade Blend of Cigarette Tobaccos." Beneath these words is a logo of a leaf with B & W Product written inside of the leaf. Other side of the tin has a printed factory notice (Factory No. 21 District of Kentucky, NOTICE, The manufacturer of this tobacco has complied with all requirements of law. Every person is cautioned, under the penalties of law, not to use this package for tobacco again.), Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., Louisville, KY, U.S.A, and Made in U.S.A. Tin's lid is not removable at this time. Lid has a raised round top which would allow user to open lid.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 13.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation

Maker Details Brown & Williamson was founded in Winston (today's Winston-Salem), North Carolina, as a partnership of George T. Brown and his brother-in-law Robert Lynn Williamson. In February 1894 the new company, calling itself Brown & Williamson, hired 30 workers and began manufacturing in a leased facility. In 1927 the Brown and Williamson families sold the business to London-based British American Tobacco. The business was reorganized as the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. Manufacturing and distribution were expanded, including a B&W factory in Louisville, KY. In the mid-1930s B&W bought out Bugler Cigarette Tobacco. B&W is still in existence today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY700



Date MAY 15,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Tin shows some signs of use/wear. Bottom rim of tin has white-colored corrosion. Exterior of tin has some dark staining. Tin appears to be free of dents and major scratches.


Date MAY 15,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 15,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin