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Object ID 001705

Object Name Edgeworth Tobacco pocket tin

Object Desc Metal container with rounded sides and hinged lid for Edgeworth Smoking Tobacco. Light blue with dark blue text and graphics

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001994

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range 1959

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,smoking,Edgeworth (brand),tobacco tins,Larus & Brother Company,tins,

Title Edgeworth Tobacco pocket tin

Description Metal container with rounded sides and hinged lid. Tax stamp across lid and top of left and right sides. Light blue with dark blue graphics and text. Text on front and back the same "Edgeworth / Extra / High Grade / Ready-Rubbed / Smoking Tobacco / Larus & Bro. Co. Richmond, VA. U.S.A.". On left side of tin at lower edge is Factory No. information. Bottom of tin has embossed lettering "Satisfaction Guaranteed / Will Not Bite the Tongue"


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Larus & Brother Company

Maker Details In 1877, Charles Dunning Larus and Herbert Clinton Larus formed a partnership and purchased the Harris Tobacco Company in Richmond, VA. They formed the Larus & Brother Company. In 1882, when Herbert died, William Thomas Reed, a nephew, became a partner. Larus & Bro. Co started by manufacturing chewing tobacco and plug tobacco for pipes. In 1900, the company incorporated. The Edgeworth trademark was introduced in 1903. The product was in the sliced form instead of plug form. Edgeworht Ready-Rubbed was the first pipe tobacco that was ready for smoking. The product was pre-sliced into smaller pieces. The company closed in 1974.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1994



Date MAR 11,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Large dent in metal at front of tin and on lid. Prevents lid from being able to open. Scratches on exterior. Areas of rust around edges and along bottom. Tax stamp is discolored and difficult to read. Areas of loss of tax stamp. Denting on lower right corner of front side and lower left corner of back side. Rusting along lower edge.


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