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Object ID 001334

Object Name Otto Holzapfel cigar mold

Object Desc Wooden mold for cigars, Otto Holzapfel. Capacity to hold 20 cigars inside. Top portion detaches from the bottom.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001857a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Otto Holzapfel,cigar molds,tobacco,cigars,smoking,

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. 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 the top piece at left there is an eyelet screw inserted into the wood, and one on the bottom piece at right.. Engraved on top at left "No 201" at center, "Otto Holzapfel / No 2117 / Bundle i/Westf"


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 23

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are of the object put together. Dimensions of each piece are the same: 1 3/4" H x 22 1/2" L x 4" W

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Otto Holzapfel

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1857a-b



Date JAN 28,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, light scratches on both pieces. Edges are worn. Small dents throughout on both pieces. A- The stamp is faded on top. Some discoloration around the stamp. At lower edge to left there is a white mark. Left and right edges are dirty and discolored. On the interior side of A there are tobacco remnants adhered to wood. At left and right the end piece of wood is separating from the top. The eyelet screw is loose and will come out because of the separation. At right some staining of the woodwork. B- Edges are worn and stained. Interior side of piece has discoloration in the spaces for the cigar. Vertical cracks inside of the spaces for the cigar (11 out of the 20 have visible cracks). Tobacco remnants attached to wood. On exterior side white marks throughout back on edges. Som loss at lower corners of wood pieces.


Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 14,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 7 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin