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Object ID 001452

Object Name Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Object Desc Yellow tin with handle, used to contain long cut tobacco for general use.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001214

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,chewing tobacco,Eight Brothers (brand),cigarettes,Penn Tobacco Company,Schmitt Brothers Tobacco Works,pipes,tins,lunchboxes,smoking,

Title Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Description Yellow tin for long cut tobacco. Black text includes Eight Brothers name, mark, and description of product. Tobacco can be chewed or smoked. "Union Made" printed to the side of the can.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.25

Circumference 16.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schmitt Brothers Tobacco Works

Maker Details This was an independent tobacco manufacturer, which was later bought by the Penn Tobacco Company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1214



Date FEB 12,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor scratches throughout. Lid appears to be worn on the edges and cannot be readily removed. Paper seals are broken and torn. No major dents or damage. Pail style handle still intact.


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 3 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin