Object ID 001887
Object Name Qboid Tobacco tin
Object Desc Tan colored pocket tin for Qboid granulated plug tobacco.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001479
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 1900
End Year Range 1920
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Qboid (brand),Larus & Brother Company,plug tobacco,tobacco,tins,smoking,
Title Qboid Tobacco tin
Description Small pocket-sized tin. Colored with light and dark shades of tan. Front reads: Qboid Finest Quality Granulated Plug. No rubbing required, Guaranteed not to bite the tongue. Lid reads: The original and still the standard. Image of a tobacco plant on front side. Back side reads: Smoke Qboid Granulated plug, Manfd. by Larus Bro. Co. Richmond, VA.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Larus & Brother Company
Maker Details Larus & Brother Company originally manufactured chewing tobacco and pipe tobacco in a plug form. A year after its founding, Larus began operations at the state penitentiary and continued there until 1897, when the company moved to 7 S. Twenty-first Street. Operations continued at this location for more than three-quarters of a century as the company expanded to occupy most of the block bounded by Main, Cary, Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets. In 1900, Larus incorporated and issued stock. In 1903, Larus introduced its Edgeworth trademark. Edgeworth Sliced tobacco, the first nationally advertised pipe tobacco, came packaged in sliced form instead of the more conventional plug form. Nine years later, Edgeworth Ready-Rubbed was introduced as the first pipe tobacco ready for smoking, as it came pre-sliced and “rubbed,” or broken into smaller pieces. Edgeworth quickly became America’s best-selling pipe tobacco in its price class.
Date APR 2,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Tin has rust on backside, and dents on the front and left sides. Edgewear on top and bottom rims of the tin.