Object ID 001680
Object Name Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco tin
Object Desc Pocket tin for Sir Walter Raleigh Smoking Tobacco. Rectangular with hinged lid and rounded edges. Orange with black and white text and graphics.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001979
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5
Start Year Range
End Year Range 1954
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords tobacco,smoking,cigarettes,pipes,Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco,tobacco tins,Brown & Williamson,tins,
Title Sir Walter Raleigh Tobacco pocket tin
Description Metal, pocket tin for Sir Walter Raleigh Smoking Tobacco. Hinged metal lid with tax stamp running across. Tin is orange with black and white accents. At top text "Sir Walter Raleigh" below is image of Raleigh smoking. Text at bottom reads "Smoking Tobacco / For / Pipe and Cigarettes / "Sooner or Later ~ / Your Favorite Tobacco"." On right side of tin is Factory No. info . Left side of the can is blank. Back of can has text in black with company logo at bottom and product name at top in black rectangular shape. On interior of lid text "Do not dig tobacco to loosen it. Just pull foil up."
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
Maker Details Brown & Williamson was founded in Winston (today's Winston-Salem), North Carolina, as a partnership of George T. Brown and his brother-in-law Robert Lynn Williamson, whose father was already operating two chewing tobacco manufacturing facilities.Initially, the new partnership took over one of the elder Williamson's factories. In February 1894 the new company, calling itself Brown & Williamson, hired 30 workers and began manufacturing in a leased facility. In 1927 the Brown and Williamson families sold the business to London-based British American Tobacco. The business was reorganized as the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. Manufacturing and distribution were expanded, and work on a new B&W factory in Louisville was begun. Brown & Williamson had its headquarters at Louisville, Kentucky until July 30, 2004, when the U.S. operations of Brown & Williamson merged with R.J. Reynolds, creating a new publicly traded parent company, Reynolds American Inc.
Date MAR 7,2014
Notes The tax stamp is torn with areas of loss; accretions along top of can and sides from stamp. Lid has wear and scratches. On front of can at top edge center there is an area of rust, which extends about 3" from top covering the logo at center. Can is dented at top edge center, causes lid to fit tightly. On right side on tin there is a dent at the lower edge. On back there are two accretions that appear to be the paper from the tax stamp just above center towards the left and below center at left. On bottom of tin ther metal is scratched with a piece of the tax stamp at top edge to left adhered to canister. Interior of tin has brown staining and rust at bottom. Metal is tarnished. Overall scratches on interior and exterior.
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 5 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin