Object ID 001843
Object Name Edgeworth Tobacco pocket tin
Object Desc Blue, pocket-sized tobacco tin for Edgeworth brand smoking tobacco.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001450
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Edgeworth (brand),tobacco,Larus & Brother Company,smoking,tins,
Title Edgeworth Tobacco pocket tin
Description Small pocket-sized, blue tin. Ornate design throughout. Front and back sides both read: Edgeworth Extra high Grade Ready Rubbed Smoking Tobacco. Larus and Bro. Co. Richmond, VA.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAR 26,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Heavy rusting towards the bottom, going through the base of the tin. Small rust spots and corrosion throughout.