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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 5

Object Date

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

Height 2.25

Length 6.75

Width 4.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.[1]

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1474



Date APR 2,2014

Summary Poor

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.