Object ID 001572
Object Name Buckingham Smoking Tobacco
Object Desc Tin of Buckingham Bright Cut Plug Smoking Tobacco.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001282
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit
Start Year Range 1920
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Buckingham Smoking Tobacco,John J. Bagley & Company,tobacco,smoking,tins,plug tobacco,American Tobacco Company,
Title Buckingham Smoking Tobacco
Description Tin of Buckingham Smoking Tobacco. Tin is black/red/yellow/green with red/yellow border. Illustrations of flowers and tobacco leaves. Front and back read "Buckingham/Bright Cut Plug/Smoking/Tobacco/John J. Bagley & Co./The American Tobacco Co./Successor NFR." Left side reads "Buckingham...Manufactured From Choice Selections of Fine Old Virginia Leaf." Right side includes Notice and "Cut Plug." Bottom and Lid are gold-colored. Inside blank.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Dimensions are for the entire tin.
Place of Origin
Maker John J. Bagley & Company
Maker Details John J. Bagley moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1847 as an apprentice and starting his working career in a small chewing tobacco shop of Isaac Miller. Bagley bought out Miller after seven years and renamed his store the Mayflower Tobacco Company (same company as John J. Bagley & Co.), turning it into an industry leader that competed against other Detroit tobacco brands at the time, tobacco was a major industry in Detroit.
Date FEB 25,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes Wear and scratching on the label, but all text and illustrations are readible. Moderate oxidatation on the lid and inside. Lid opens and closes easily. Tax stamp worn off almost completely.
Date MAY 21,2014
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin
Date MAY 21,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin