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Object ID 001686

Object Name Bruton Scotch Snuff glass jar

Object Desc Round, glass jar with metal tin lid. White paper label on sides for Bruton Scotch Snuff.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001985a-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

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,snuff,Bruton Scotch Snuff,jars,United States Tobacco Co.,snuff containers,

Title Bruton Scotch Snuff glass jar

Description Glass cylinder with metal, tin, lid. Lid is stuck on jar. Lid has embossed logo for United States Tobacco Co. on top. Paper label on sides, top missing.Same graphic on front and back "Bruton / Nashville / Tennessee" at top with three red banners below with text "Bruton / Scotch / Snuff" At bottom text in black "Superior Quality". Left side has part of tax samp and US Tobacco Co logo. Below is text "Net Contents / 5 ounces" Right side has graphic of bird holding banner "Pure / Snuff" Red banner below with faded image and "Guaranteed" written underneath. At the lower edge of right side, text "Manufactured By / United States /Tobacco Co. / Nashville, Tenn."Bottom has embossed "A-9" on left side.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.13

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker United States Tobacco Co.

Maker Details Nashville TN

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1985a-b



Date MAR 7,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The lid is stuck on the jar. The interior of the jar is dirty, and looks stained from tobacco. Lid is tarnished with patches of rust. At back edge of lid there is a white piece of paper adhered to side. Loss of top part of label around circumference. Label is dirty and discolored. On front, crease just to the left of center. On left side of label there is a crease at the bottom edge where the seam has come loose. On back of jar there are two vertical creases and an area of loss at left center. Bottom of jar has minor surface scratches and some accretions at left.


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