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Dill's Best Smoking Tobacco tin
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Details

Object ID 001624

Object Name Dill's Best Smoking Tobacco tin

Object Desc Metal container with hinged lid. Rounded edges. Yellow with red text. On front and back trade mark at center of woman with her hands on her head.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001959

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Dill's Best (brand),J. G. Dill Company,United States Tobacco Company,pipes,smoking,tins,tobacco tins,


Title Dill's Best Smoking Tobacco tin

Description Metal tin with hinged lid and rounded edges. Yellow. Text on lid in black and red, "For Nearly a Century / Dill's Best / A Comfortable Smoke". On front and back trade mark at center of woman with her hands on her head. At top in red "Dill's Best / Since 1848". At bottom text, "A Fragrant, Smooth, Natural-Tasting / Smoking Tobacco / For Pipes / J.G. Dill Company / Richmond, VA., U.S.A., / United States Tobacco Co., Successor"

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 2.13

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material metal

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. G. Dill Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1959

Description

Conditions

Date FEB 28,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Lid is a tight fit onto the base, wear on top of container from friction. Light scratching throughout, exposed metal is rusted. On front side of tin, red coloring is faded. At right edge center there is a brown accretion and scratching. Front at right above center has dent in metal. Bottom of can is tarnished and worn. Interior is rusted and tarnished. Brown staining and white marks inside.


Events

Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from Room 7, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Status change

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


Date MAR 23,2014

Summary Location change

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


Provenance

Notes