Object ID 001506
Object Name London Dock Smoking Mixture Tin
Object Desc Tin for London Dock Smoking Mixture.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001237
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3
Object Date 1951
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords London Dock,Christian Peper Tobacco Co.,tobacco,tins,
Title London Dock Smoking Mixture Tin
Description Gold colored tin with lid for London Dock Smoking Mixture. Front and back of tin have an image of a ship and dock, which reads: "London Dock, Aromatic, Smoking Mixture, T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off." Sides of tin have a company promise, Christian Peper Tobacco Co., related to the "Individual character" and "Unique qualities" of London Dock. In addition it reads "Manufacturers of Only Fine Tobacco Since 1852" and "Copyright 1941." Lid of tin is secure and has a tax stamp across the middle. Stamp was approx. 8.5 in long. Bottom of tin has factory information and manufacturers notice.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above measurements refer to the entire tin w/ lid.
Place of Origin
Maker Christian Peper Tobacco Co.
Maker Details At the end of the 19th century, St. Louis was the largest processor of chewing and pipe tobacco in the United States. Peper was the pioneer tobacco merchant of St. Louis. Born in Germany, Peper lived in the United States since the age of 13. On coming to this country, Peper settled in St. Louis & went into the grocery business. In 1848 he engaged in the tobacco industry and conducted the business, known as the Christian Peper Tobacco Company. Peper also built the first cotton compress in the United States. The success of its operation made St. Louis a leader in the cotton trade for many years. Mr. Peper also served as the president of the Broadway Street Railroad for 35 years & was one of the first contributors to help fund the 1904 World's Fair.
Date FEB 18,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Tin has small scratches on front, back and sides. Tax stamp is ripped but still legible. Moderate oxidation present on the entire can, mainly on the lid (making the lid difficult to remove).
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, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin