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Object ID 001539

Object Name Half and Half Telescope Tin

Object Desc Telescope tin for Half and Half roll cut tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001266

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tins,Half and Half Tobacco,tobacco,American Tobacco Company,smoking,

Title Half and Half Telescope Tin

Description Telescope tin of Half and Half tobacco. Tin is green/cream/black/gold with black/red/blue/gold print. Tin's front reads "Roll Cut Tobacco/Half and [Half]/ A Cargo of Contentment in the Bown of Any Pipe." Back reads "patented telescope tin./ The tin gets smaller and smaller as you use the tobacco. Tobacco is always on top--easy to reach./ A Cargo...." Lid of tin is a hinged flap. Inside lid reads "Half and Half rolls easily---makes a smooth, fragrant cigarette." Bottom of tin reads "Patented July 22, 1930/NO. 1, 770, 920. Sides of tin have manufacturer info. and Notice.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 3

Width 0

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The measurements above refer to the tin with telescope feature enacted. Tin would measure larger if at original state.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Tobacco Company

Maker Details The American Tobacco Company was a tobacco company founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke through a merger between a number of U.S. tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter and Goodwin & Company. The company was one of the original 12 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896. The American Tobacco Company dominated the industry by acquiring the Lucky Strike Company and over 200 other rival firms. Antitrust action begun in 1907 broke the company into several major companies in 1911. The American Tobacco Company restructured itself in 1969, forming a holding company called American Brands, Inc. which operated American Tobacco as a subsidiary. American Brands acquired a variety of non-tobacco businesses during the 1970s and 1980s, and sold its tobacco operations to Brown & Williamson in 1994. American Brands subsequently renamed itself Fortune Brands. It is controled by the British American Tobacco Company.

Maker Mark Native American Head in Circle


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Image Caption CMY001264

Description Telescope tin of Half and Half tobacco.


Date FEB 19,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The tin is not easily pulled to its original position. In addition, there are numerous scratches in the tin as well as moderate oxidation on the inside and outside of the tin.


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 5 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin