Object ID 001823
Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco Tin
Object Desc Red, cylindrical tin for Prince Albert crimp cut tobacco.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001431
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit
Start Year Range 1900
End Year Range 1930
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Prince Albert Tobacco,smoking,cigarettes,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tins,
Title Prince Albert Tobacco Tin
Description Red cylindrical tin. Reads: "Prince Albert Crimp Cut" in yellow text, "Long burning pipe and cigarette tobacco" in white. Reverse side has the prince albert name, and a description underneath that reads: "Tobacco is prepared for smokers under the process discovered in making experiments to produce the most delightful and wholesome tobacco for cigarette and pipe smokers. Process Pantented July 30th 1907. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Does not bite the tongue." Front has oval shaped portrait of Prince Albert himself.
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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.
Date MAR 25,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Label still bright. Minor edgewear on top and bottom. Broken tax stamp.