Object ID 001589
Object Name Kildow's Old Stock Cigar Box
Object Desc Large cigar box for Kildow's Old Stock cigars. Tax stamp shows that it held 250 cigars.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001294
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6
Start Year Range 1901
End Year Range 1910
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords cigars,smoking,tobacco,W. H. Kildow Cigar Company,Kildow's Old Stock,boxes,
Title Kildow's Old Stock Cigar Box
Description Wooden cigar box with blue trim and text reading: "Kildow's Old Stock." This box has a top lid that flips up, and a smaller lid on the front panel that flips down to create a sale display. When opened, interior features brighter read text on a blue backdrop, indicating the brand, company, and price for the cigars. "Beware of imitation" printed inside.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker W. H. Kildow Cigar Company
Maker Details W.H. Kildow founded the W.H. Kildow Cigar Company in Tiffin, Ohio in 1892. Originally, Kildow operated the business as a cigar manufacturing enterprise and was largely successful. In the 1920s, Kildow's son, T. Monroe Kildow, joined his father's business and, eventually, would take over the reins of the company. By the 1940s, the company had become involved in the wholesale cigar business. Again, the company was quite successful. Indeed, by the 1960s, the company, now permanently under the tutelage of T. Monroe Kildow, was distributing to 1,000 retail outlets in 10 Ohio counties.
Date FEB 26,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes The lid on the box is warped, and much of the paper trim is flaking away. Edgewear throughout. Paper on parts of the interior has some tearing and water stains.
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 6 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin