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Object ID 001901

Object Name Plow Boy Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Lunch box style tobacco tin for Plow Boy chew and smoke tobacco.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001484

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 1

Object Date 1931

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Plow Boy (brand),Spaulding & Merrick,Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co.,tobacco,lunchboxes,chewing tobacco,tins,smoking,

Title Plow Boy Tobacco Tin

Description Lunch style tobacco tin most likely utilized for Plow Boy chew and smoke tobacco. The label is colorful with an image of a boy relaxing on a plow smoking a pipe. The label covers 3/4 of the tin . There is a tax stamp on the tin, marked for 1931. Back of label has two bulls, a plow, and reads "Cool & Sweet." Tin has a thick wire handle attached to two domes on the L and R sides of the tin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions above refer to tin with handle lowered. Tin is approx. 9 in tall when handle is raised.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

Maker Details By 1858, Foulks's company was known as J. E. Liggett and Brother. Around 1869 the company created the first blended cigarettes, using a mixture of Turkish and Virginia tobaccos. A partnership was formed with George Smith Myers of Missouri, and in 1873 The Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company was incorporated. In 1876, Liggett & Myers introduced L&M plug chewing tobacco, during the 1880s it entered the cigarette business and by 1885 the company had become the world's largest manufacturer of plug chewing tobacco.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001484

Description Plow Boy Tobacco Tin


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Label has medium sized tear on bottom L. Tax stamp has dating information. Other small tears and wear are present in label. Tin is somewhat misshapen. Wire handle has a dent and oxidation. Inside of tin and bottom have little oxidation. Tin is missing lid.


Date APR 4,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 4,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 1 from Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin