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Frank Absorbent Pipe Filters box
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Details

Object ID 001875

Object Name Frank Absorbent Pipe Filters box

Object Desc Small red/black box of Frank Absorbent Filters for pipes.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001470

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 8

Object Date

Start Year Range 1933

End Year Range 1940

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Frank Absorbent Filters,filters,S.M. Frank & Co.,pipes,paper filters,smoking,tobacco,


Title Frank Absorbent Pipe Filters box

Description Small cardboard box of Frank Absorbent Filters for pipes. Top has brand name and described patented "Cellophane" exterior/screen, 10 for 10 cents, and image of pipe. Short sides have patent information and "For Medico Pipes." Long sides have slogan "Only Filter in the World That Really Filters" and doctor's recommendation? "Rx-Change Filter and Your Pipe is Clean." Bottom of box describes the benefits of using this filter and the company name "S.M. Frank & Co. Inc. New York, N.Y." Box still contains filter.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 0.25

Length 2.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions refer to entire match box.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker S.M. Frank & Company

Maker Details In the year 1900 Sam Frank Sr. started his own business, selling pipes and other tobacco items. His original office was located at 20 W. 17th Street, NYC. He was also closely associated with the sales staff of Wm. DeMuth & Co., selling their line of pipes. In 1933, the paper Medico filter was introduced along with the Medico brand line of pipes. The company still produces pipes/products today out of Peekskill, N.Y.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY001470

Description Frank Absorbent Filters

Conditions

Date APR 1,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Box still contains at least 1 filter. Some wear and bending in the box. Some staining and marks on cardboard.


Events

Date APR 1,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 23 from Room 7, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 23 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes