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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 2

Object Date

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

Height 4.25

Length 6.5

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1238



Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Fair

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