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Object ID 001746

Object Name Dan Patch Cut Plug Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Tin for Dan Patch brand cut plug tobacco by the Scotten, Dillon Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001395

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 1899

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,chewing tobacco,smoking,tins,Scotten-Dillon Company,Patch, Dan,plug tobacco,

Title Dan Patch Cut Plug Tobacco Tin

Description Yellow and red tin. Cover has image of Dan Patch and his racer. Dan Patch was a racing horse whose career lasted from 1896-1906. Dan Patch died in Minnesota in 1916. The brand name and tobaco style description (Cut Plug) appear on every side of the tin except for the bottom. Left side has factory notice and smaller print of the brand name.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 6

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Scotten-Dillon Company

Maker Details Daniel Scotten started in the tobacco business in 1852 as an apprentice to cigar maker Isaac Miller. He slept at the shop and saved his money hoping to open his own business some day. Eventually he did start his own factory just before the Civil War. By the late 1880s, Scotten had moved to a larger factory on West Fort Street after taking on a partner and changing the name of the firm to Scotten-Dillon Tobacco Company. During the 1890s, the company employed 1200 workers and had $4 million in annual sales. Concentrating on cigars, chewing tobacco and flake tobacco during the early years, cigarettes were not prominent with Scotten Dillon late in the life of the firm. Brands such as Peachy, Grade A1, Ramrod and Yankee Girl Cigarettes were all introduced in the early 1920s.

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Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor scratches throughout, but no signs of major damage. Colors are still bright, and is of displayable quality.


Date MAR 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 2 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin

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 2 - automatic entry by admin