Object ID 001508
Object Name Strater Brothers Tobacco Tin
Object Desc Red, black and gold tobacco tin with handle for Strater Brothers cut plug tobacco.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001238
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 2
Start Year Range 1891
End Year Range 1920
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Tobacco,smoking,chewing tobacco,tins,Strater Brothers,lunchboxes,
Title Strater Brothers Tobacco Tin
Description Red tin with gold and black trim and designs. Company and product names are printed in gold text. "Smoke or Chew" printed on the sides. Both front and back have the same label. Lid has a handle and closable latch. Small union stamp on inside. The tin is empty as well.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Strater Brothers
Maker Details The Strater Brothers Tobacco Company of Louisville manufactured several popular brands of chewing and smoking tobacco. The Burley Tobacco Company purchased Strater Brothers in 1912. Following the purchase, the company became known as the Strater Brothers branch of the Burley Tobacco Company.
Date FEB 18,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes The tin is worn, but in decent condition considering its age. Minor scratches throughout, and a small dent on the right side. Lid still opens, all text is legible.
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 - automatic entry by admin