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Object ID 001516

Object Name Velvet Pipe Tobacco Jar

Object Desc Glass jar for Velvet brand pipe tobacco by the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company. Coupon inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001242a-b

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 1910

End Year Range 1915

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.,tobacco,smoking,Velvet (brand),pipes,jars,

Title Velvet Pipe Tobacco Jar

Description Glass jar for Velvet brand pipe tobacco. Red paper label reads: "Velvet the Smoothest Tobacco." Light green tax stamp is broken and has the year 1910 printed on it. No cover for the jar. Orange coupon (b) was found inside, measures 2.5'' x 3''. It appears that a certain number these coupons were to be collected, and could be mailed in to redeem a gift.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 4.25

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

Maker Details In 1876, Liggett & Myers introduced L&M plug chewing tobacco, during the 1880s it entered the cigarette business and by 1885 the company had become the world's largest manufacturer of plug chewing tobacco. John E. Liggett died in 1897 and two years later Liggett & Myers was acquired by American Tobacco Company, controlled by James Buchanan Duke. George S. Myers died in 1910 and the following year the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a Dissolution Decree to the American Tobacco Company which created the opportunity for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company to be reborn. It was headquartered in St Louis again.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1242a-b



Date FEB 18,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Glass jar is undamaged, but the front label is dirty, faded, and has edgewear. The cover for the jar is missing, and most of the tax stamp is torn off. Coupon still inside.


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