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Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco canister
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Details

Object ID 001226

Object Name Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco canister

Object Desc An empty tobacco can with knob lid made by the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001055a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4

Object Date 1958

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco,Brown & Williamson,tobacco,tins,smoking,


Title Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco canister

Description An empty tobacco can with a knob lid that was made by the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. The lid's only distinction is that it has a knob in the middle to open the container. It does not have any color or words on it. The can itself is with an orange and black background and has black and white writing. The front and back labels are the same. It says Sir Walter Raleigh and has an image of the historic person with a pipe in his mouth. Below the image it says Smoking Tobacco for pipe and cigarettes. Their slogan "Sooner or Later- Your Favorite Tobacco." The right label is the info of where this product was made. It has the guarantee that it was specially prepared with a high grade tobacco. It also has a warning that the gov't forbids the re-use of the can. Two images are found. One is the B&W on a leaf. The other is a tobacco workers union made seal. It says that it was made in the USA. The left label is green and almost looks like a dollar bill states day it was made.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 16

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details the lid is almost .5 inch in height.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

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, whose father was already operating two chewing tobacco manufacturing facilities.Initially, the new partnership took over one of the elder Williamson's factories. 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, and work on a new B&W factory in Louisville was begun. Brown & Williamson had its headquarters at Louisville, Kentucky until July 30, 2004, when the U.S. operations of Brown & Williamson merged with R.J. Reynolds, creating a new publicly traded parent company, Reynolds American Inc.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY001055a-b

Description

Conditions

Date JAN 15,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes There is some wear to the tax stamp on the left label. The lid has a dent in the side. And overall wear and tear to the can along the edges.


Events

Date JAN 15,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date JAN 15,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - 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 North Shelf 4 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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