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Object ID 001632

Object Name Briggs Tobacco Barrel

Object Desc Briggs smoking tobacco aged in a wooden barrel.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001323

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Briggs Tobacco Co.,smoking,tobacco,barrels,

Title Briggs Tobacco Barrel

Description Briggs wooden barrel humidor for smoking tobacco. Medium brown wooden barrel with 4 beveled rings. Lid is engraved "Briggs/Smoking Tobacco/Aged in the Wood." Bottom of the barrel has stamped Factory/Notice. Front is engraved "Briggs/Smoking Tobacco/"When a Feller Needs a Friend."" Barrel appears in ads dating around the 1930s and 40s. Barrel appears to be empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire tobacco barrel.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Briggs Tobacco Company

Maker Details Clare Briggs, cartoonist, illustrated some of Brigg's advertisements in the 30s and 40s. The company is possibly connected to him by family, but more research needs to be done.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001323

Description Briggs tobacco barrel


Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Barrel has some scratch marks and wear on all sides. Edges of lid are worn and bottom has what appears to be water damage. Barrel appears to be empty, but lid is too tight to remove.


Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 23 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 4 from Room 7, Shelf 23 - automatic entry by admin