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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

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

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 3

Width 1

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 CMY1450



Date MAR 26,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy rusting towards the bottom, going through the base of the tin. Small rust spots and corrosion throughout.