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Object ID 001642

Object Name Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Object Desc Tin used for Eight Brothers long cut tobacco. Lunch tin style.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001331

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Eight Brothers (brand),Schmitt Brothers Tobacco Works,Penn Tobacco Company,chewing tobacco,cigarettes,tobacco,tins,smoking,

Title Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Description Yellow lunch pail style Eight Brothers Tobacco tin. Black print reads "Eight/Brothers/Mild Smoke/8 Brothers/Pleasant Cut/Long Cut Tobacco" on front and back. L side reads "Smoke and Chew." R side reads "Union Made/Caution Notice." Tin is missing lid and handle. Two handle connectors are on R and L sides. Only remnants of the tax stamp remain.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for entire tin (missing lid and handle).

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schmitt Brothers Tobacco Works

Maker Details This was an independent tobacco manufacturer, which was later bought by the Penn Tobacco Company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001331

Description Eight Brothers Tobacco Tin


Date MAR 4,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Tin is missing handle and lid. There appears to be paint on the rim and sides of can. Piece of tape on tin. Inside of tin, rims, and handle knobs are all heavily oxidated.


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 3 from Room 7, Shelf 23 - automatic entry by admin