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Tiger Chewing Tobacco Lunch Box tin
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Details

Object ID 001504

Object Name Tiger Chewing Tobacco Lunch Box tin

Object Desc Tin for Tiger Chewing Tobacco that could have a second use as a lunch box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001235

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 2

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Tiger Chewing Tobacco,P. Lorillard Co.,lunch boxes,chewing tobacco,tobacco,boxes,tins,


Title Tiger Chewing Tobacco Lunch Box Tin

Description Red, basket-weave chewing tobacco tin for Tiger Chewing Tobacco. Images of a tiger's head printed on left and right-sides. Back and Front have no images. Lid of tin has image of a pack of "Tiger Bright Sweet Chewing Tobacco, P. Lorillard Co., Jersey City, N.J" with a leaping tiger. Tin has gold-colored rim and handles (2). Bottom of tin is also gold-colored. Tin's flap lid is red, basket-weave and hinged to top of tin. Tin could be utilized as a lunch box after tobacco was used.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 8

Width 0

Depth 6

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The above measurements refer to the entire tin from lid flap to bottom.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker P. Lorillard Company

Maker Details In 1760, entrepreneur Pierre Lorillard founded America’s first tobacco company in New York City. Now known as Lorillard Inc., it is the oldest continuously operating tobacco company in the United States. Today, Lorillard, through its Lorillard Tobacco Company subsidiary, manufactures Newport, the number one selling menthol cigarette in the U.S., as well as brands Kent, True, Maverick, and Old Gold.* In 2010, Lorillard celebrated its 250th anniversary since its founding in 1760, making it the oldest publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the oldest continuously operating companies in America. *Lorillard and its brand names are registered trademarks of Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY001235

Description Tiger Chewing Tobacco Lunch Box Tin

Conditions

Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Outside of tin has moderate scratching and dents on the right, left, and top sides. Lid does not close tightly because of warping/denting. Oxidation is present on exposed tin handles, rim, and inside of tin.


Events

Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - 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 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes