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Object ID 001648

Object Name Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Object Desc Yellow tin can for Eight Brothers long cut tobacco. "Smoke or Chew."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001336

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 1926

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

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

Title Eight Brothers Tobacco tin

Description Yellow can shaped 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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 16

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Penn Tobacco Company

Maker Details After inheriting a portion of the Penn family tobacco interests, they relocated from Penn's Store, Patrick County, Virginia to North Carolina; Jeff Penn then augmented his fortune in stocks and bonds during the depression. He also operated a dairy husbandry and raised Holstein cattle. In later years he raised Black Angus. The Penn Tobacco Company was later purchased in 1911 by American Tobacco Company, the Duke family behemoth that made Lucky Strike cigarettes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1336



Date MAR 5,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The can is missing its cover and the inside is very rusty. Small scratches throughout. Rims on both ends are rusting.


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