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Object ID 001824

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Red cylindrical tin for Prince Albert crimp cut tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001432

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 1930

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tobacco,Prince Albert Tobacco,smoking,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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.25

Circumference 13.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



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 CMY1432



Date MAR 25,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Minor Scratching. Edgewear around both top and bottom rims. Colors still bright.