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Object ID 001711

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco pocket tin

Object Desc Metal container with rounded edges and hinged lid for Prince Albert Crimp Cut tobacco. Red with image of Prince Albert at center.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001998

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 1940

End Year Range 1958

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Prince Albert Tobacco,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tobacco,tobacco tins,pipes,cigarettes,tins,

Title Prince Albert Tobacco pocket tin

Description Metal container with rounded sides and hinged lid. Red background. text at top edge on front "Prince Albert" in yellow. At center is white oval with image of Prince Albert at center. At bottom edge of front side text "Crimp Cut / Long Burning Pipe and / Cigarette Tobacco" On right side of tin text running vertically "For / Pipe and Cigarette" rest covered by tax stamp. At lower edge is Factory No. information. Back of tin has paragraph of text describing product.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.38

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 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details •In 1913, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel cigarettes, containing a blend of several different types of tobacco – a blend that would come to be called “the American blend.” Supported by a unique introductory “teaser” advertising campaign, Camel became the first nationally popular cigarette in the United States. On March 24, 1927, in Winston-Salem, an announcement was made that Brown & Williamson was being acquired by London-based British American Tobacco p.l.c. Prince Albert is one of the more popular independent brands of pipe tobacco in the United States; in the 1930s, it was the "second largest money-maker" for Reynolds. More recently, it has also become available in the form of pipe-tobacco cigars. The tobacco was personally named by R. J. Reynolds after Edward VII, who was known as Prince Albert before being crowned King.The portrait of Prince Albert was based on one acquired by Reynolds at a tea party with Mark Twain.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1998



Date MAR 11,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Ovearll, metal is tarnished and worn with surface scratches that have loss of paint layer. Accretions along top from missing tax stamp. Dent in lid at front edge to left of center. Can is dented at top edge at left from use. Metal is dusty and dirty. Small areas of rust along edges at bottom. Bottom side of tin is tarnished and scratched. Interior is dirty, rusted, and tarnished.


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

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin