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Object ID 001819

Object Name Ojibwa Fine Cut Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Large paper covered tin for Ojibwa brand tobacco by Scotten Dillon Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001428

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1930

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,smoking,Scotten-Dillon Company,Ojibwa (brand),tins,

Title Ojibwa Fine Cut Tobacco Tin

Description Large tin covered in paper, with image of a Native American signaling members of his group crossing a rover in a canoe. Brand name is "Ojibwa Fine Cut" by the Scotten Dillon Co. Sides have an image of corn growing, and the brand name. Reverse side is the same as the front. Top lid snaps shut.


Approx Collection Date

Height 11.25

Length 8

Width 6.25

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1428



Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Plenty of color fading and edgewear throughout on the tin. The top part appears to have been touched up with silver paint. Rust on bottom edges. Top part of the paper cover is flaking away at some points.


Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin