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Object ID 001685

Object Name Girder Navy Cut Tobacco tin

Object Desc Small, round metal container with lid. Lid is painted gold with embossed text. Container has teal paper label with text around. Blue tax stamp adhered to sides and lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001984a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6

Object Date 1946

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,tobacco tins,Girder Navy Cut Tobacco,Gallaher Ltd,smoking,

Title Girder Navy Cut Tobacco tin

Description Round, metal tin with lid. Tobacco still inside. Cannot remove lid. Tax stamp adhered to sides and lid with cellophane tape.. Lid is painted gold with embossed lettering which is covered by tax stamp. Paper label on canister is teal. Part of front image is covered by tax stamp. Orange graphic with columns at center and image of navy boat at lower part center text reads, "Girder / Circular / Dark Brown / Navy Cut" Text at lower left is covered by stamp. At right text "London / And Belfast". Text at back "'Girder' / Circular / Dark / Brown / Navy Cut". To the right is text "Make In United Kingdom / Gallaher LTD. / Virginia House / London & Belfast". Bottom of can is plain


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gallaher Ltd

Maker Details In 1857, Tom Gallaher founded the the business in Northern Ireland. In 1896, he opened a large tobacco factory in Belfast, and incorporated the company.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1984a-b



Date MAR 7,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Tobacco is still in canister. Lid cannot be removed due to tax stamp being taped to sides, would tear the stamp. Canister does not sit flat, bottom is bulged out. Lid has edge wear and exposed metal is tarnished and rusted. Scratches on lid. Brown stain at center of tax stamp. Cellophane tape adhered to top and sides of can and tax stamp. Can label is dirty and worn. Brown stains around circumference. Bottom of can is tarnished and scratched.


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 6 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin