Object ID 001882
Object Name Seal of North Carolina Plug Cut Box
Object Desc Wooden box with black paper cover and red and yellow text.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001474
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5
Start Year Range 1891
End Year Range 1911
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Marburg Bros.,American Tobacco Company,smoking,tobacco,boxes,cigars,
Title Seal of North Carolina Plug Cut Box
Description Wooden Box for cut plug tobacco. Image on top cover features two women by a bay. Cover indicates that American Tobacco Co. is the successor to Marburg Bros. Black paper covers the box, contrasting red and yellow text used for product description, company names, etc.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker American Tobacco Company
Maker Details American Tobacco bought Marburg Bros. and G.W. Gail & Ax of Baltimore in 1891.The American Tobacco Company was a tobacco company founded in 1890 by J. B. Duke through a merger between a number of U.S. tobacco manufacturers including Allen and Ginter and Goodwin & Company. The company was one of the original 12 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896. The American Tobacco Company dominated the industry by acquiring the Lucky Strike Company and over 200 other rival firms. Antitrust action begun in 1907 broke the company into several major companies in 1911.
Date APR 2,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Heavy edgewear throughout, top lid is warped, and signs of water damage on bottom of box. Multiple small surface tears on the paper covering the wood.