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Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigar Tin
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Details

Object ID 001514

Object Name Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigar Tin

Object Desc Cigar tin shaped like a traditional wooden cigar box for Bayuk Perfectos.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001241

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 3

Object Date 1923

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,tins,tobacco,smoking,Bayuk Cigars Inc.,boxes,Philidelphia Perfecto (brand),


Title Bayuk Philadelphia Perfecto Cigar Tin

Description Cigar tin shaped like a traditional wooden cigar box. Has wood grain printed on. Bayuk name and product brand printed on top cover and on each side. The back side has the Bayuk Bros. initials/mark printed. Two broken seals are on the tin, one is a blue tax stamp with a recall date of 1923, and the other is a safety seal from Bayuk. Gold, black, and red trim has the phrase "Hand made Philadelphia" repeating along the sides of the box. Interior is empty, identical logo to the top cover is underneath lid when opened. Bottom has sale warning.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 7.25

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Bayuk Bros. Inc.

Maker Details The history of the cigar-making Bayuk brothers begins in 1896 when Sam, Max and Meyer Bayuk pooled $325 and opened their first factory in a rented Philadelphia attic, joining 900 or so other Philadelphia cigar makers. Their first cigar brand, PRINCESS BONNIE, sold well enough they were able to opened a second factory in Lancaster county, PA. In 1910, they introduced PHILADELPHIA HAND MADE PERFECTO, which the smoking public quickly adopted, shortening the name to “Phillies.” In 1912, the Bayuk Bros. Cigar Co. moved to larger headquarters in Philadelphia while operating small factories in Allentown, Steelton and Bethlehem in PA, Newark and Perth Amboy in NJ as well as one in Binghamton, NY.

Maker Mark Factory No. 1674, 5th Dist, New Jersey

Images

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Image Caption CMY1241

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The tin has heavy scratching, stains, and wear throughout. The side labels are almost completely scratched off. The colors on the box are faded. Interior logo is in better shape.


Events

Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 22 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - 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 East Shelf 3 from Room 7, Shelf 22 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes

Date FEB 21,2014

Notes Sam, Max, and Meyer Bayuk started the Bayuk Bros. Cigar Co. in 1896 in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Hand Made Perfecto was introduced in 1910. This cigar became commonly known as "Phillies". In 1920, they became Bayuk Bros., Inc and by 1923 they changed the name to Bayuk Cigars, Inc. Phillies were sold in tin boxes of 50 cigars starting in 1922 until World War II. During the Depression the price was dropped from 10¢ to 5¢ and it became the number one brand in the U.S. http://cigarhistory.info/Cigar_companies-brands/Phillies.html