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
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 3
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAR 5,2014
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