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Object ID 001547

Object Name Sweet Cuba Tobacco Lunch Tin

Object Desc Tin lunch box from Sweet Cuba tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001269

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 1911

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Sweet Cuba (brand),tins,lunchboxes,Spaulding & Merrick,Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.,tobacco,smoking,

Title Sweet Cuba Lunch Tin

Description Lunch-style tin for Sweet Cuba tobacco. Tin is silver with green and red accents/text. Tin is rectangular with a hinged/flap lid which is closed with a metal clasp. Handle of tin is attached to R and L sides and has a wooden grip. Lid reads "Genuine/Sweet Cuba/Fine Cut". Front reads "Genuine Sweet Cuba/Fine Cut." Both L and R sides read "Genuine." Inside and back of tin are blank. Tin stored Sweet Cuba tobacco, but could be used as a lunch box after tobacco was used.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 7.5

Width 0

Depth 4.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above are for the tin with hand folded down. Dimensions that follow refer to the height with handle up: Height: 8"

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Spaulding & Merrick

Maker Details Stock owned by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. Chicago, Ill.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001269

Description Sweet Cuba Tobacco Lunch Tin


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Major oxidation is present on this tin; all sides and inside are covered in rust. Handle and flap are in good working condition, but have some dents and creaking.


Date FEB 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - 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 North Shelf 5 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin