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Object ID 001842

Object Name Edgeworth Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Blue medium-sized tin for Edgeworth brand tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001449

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 1910

End Year Range 1920

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tobacco,Edgeworth (brand),Larus & Brother Company,smoking,tins,

Title Edgeworth Tobacco Tin

Description Blue, medium-sized tin. Intricate and ornate line decoration throughout. Front reads: Edgeworth Extra High Grade Ready-Rubbed. Side reads: Satisfaction Guaranteed Will Not Bite The Tongue.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.75

Length 4.5

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Larus & Brother Company

Maker Details In 1877 a partnership between Charles D. Larus and Herbert C. Larus formed the Larus & Brother Company. This small tobacco company, based in Richmond, Virginia, received national recognition with Edgeworth pipe tobacco, which then became the international hallmark of the company. By the 1930s, Larus had expanded to manufacture cigarettes, operate distribution centers outside Virginia, sponsor national radio programs, and manage local radio and television stations.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1449



Date MAR 26,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Rust and scratching on most surfaces of the tin. No dents or structural damage, but the amount of overall wear justifies classifying this object as poor.


Date MAR 26,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAR 26,2014

Summary Location change

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