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Object ID 001546

Object Name Brass Cigarette Dispenser

Object Desc Brass cigarette dispenser, shaped like a French advertising kiosk.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001268

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1940

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Tobacco,dispenser,Cigarettes,

Title Brass Cigarette Dispenser

Description Top cover pulls out to reveal small slots to hold several cigarettes inside. When completely open, the cigarettes are supposed to fan. Shaped like an old French advertising kiosk, with a paper cover featuring several illustrations of advertising posters for plays, ballets, cabarets, concerts, etc.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 9

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diameter measured at base, which is wider. Circumference measured at middle, which is the smaller than the top and bottom ends.

Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY1268



Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Paper cover is faded and has a few small tears. It may be missing a detatchable decoration at the top, based on images of the same dispenser. The piece itself still functions, but a few of the cigarette holders are missing. The brass could potentially be cleaned up. Overall, the piece is in presentable condition.


Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 18,2014

Summary Location change

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