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Object ID 000832

Object Name Otto Holzapfel Cigar Mold

Object Desc Wooden mold for cigars, Otto Holzapfel No 2196. Capacity to hold 20 cigars inside. Top portion detaches from the bottom.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000755a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit Red Table

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords smoking,cigar mold,wooden cigar mold,Otto Holzapfel,tobacco,

Title Otto Holzapfel Cigar Mold

Description Cigar mold made of wood, in a long rectagular shape. Device is made of two parts, top and bottom, which detach from each other, and sit perfectly into the mold's shape. Inside, on the left side, two wooden pins on top part fit through two holes on bottom part,and on the right side, only one pin attaches to one hole. Capacity to hold 20 cigars. On top right on the center, it is engraved "Otto Holzapfel No 2196 Bunde i./ Westf." Directly to the left, "D.R.G.", and on the corner left in large writing "No 120". On the front left side of both the top and bottom pieces, "11" is engraved.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 22

Width 3.6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above are for the entire mold, closed together. Individually, each piece has same lenght and width. Top part has a height of 1.1 inch, and bottom part a height of 1.5 inches, including the cigar shaped mold.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Otto Holzapfel

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY755a-b



Date JUN 26,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes The wood presents scratches as well as smudges throughout all the exterior. Words "D.R.G." and the "No" in No 120, are both faded a little but still legible. There is a mark on the wood above "D.R.G." which is of a lighter tone wood and black. There a few white dots of what could be paint around words on the center. Also, some white marks on the bottom of the mold, and another white mark on the back side part of lower mold. Corners of the bottom part also show some wear, particularly the left front corner in which a piece of the wood is chipped off. Bottom also has more scratches on wood as well as two small cracks. The interior of the mold is dirty and has plenty of black smudges from the cigars. The top mold's interior has many cigar holders where the wood is chipped off on the corners. From left to right, these are space no. 1, 2, 3, 4 jus a little, 9 very little also, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 the most, 18 and 20.


Date DEC 29,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from Out On Loan - automatic entry by admin

Date DEC 29,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from On Loan - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to 3rd Floor Hallway from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 14,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit Red Table from Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin