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Object ID 001911

Object Name Prince Albert Tobacco Tin

Object Desc Red pocket-sized tin for Prince Albert tobacco

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001494

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Prince Albert Tobacco,tobacco,smoking,R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,tins,pipes,cigarettes,

Title Prince Albert Tobacco Tin

Description Metal container with rounded sides and hinged lid. Red background. text at top edge on front "Prince Albert" in yellow. At center is white oval with image of Prince Albert at center. At bottom edge of front side text "Crimp Cut / Long Burning Pipe and / Cigarette Tobacco" On right side of tin text running vertically "For / Pipe and Cigarette" rest covered by tax stamp. At lower edge is Factory No. information. Back of tin has paragraph of text describing product.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 3

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Maker Details •In 1913, Reynolds Tobacco introduced Camel cigarettes, containing a blend of several different types of tobacco – a blend that would come to be called “the American blend.” Supported by a unique introductory “teaser” advertising campaign, Camel became the first nationally popular cigarette in the United States. On March 24, 1927, in Winston-Salem, an announcement was made that Brown & Williamson was being acquired by London-based British American Tobacco p.l.c. Prince Albert is one of the more popular independent brands of pipe tobacco in the United States; in the 1930s, it was the "second largest money-maker" for Reynolds. More recently, it has also become available in the form of pipe-tobacco cigars. The tobacco was personally named by R. J. Reynolds after Edward VII, who was known as Prince Albert before being crowned King.The portrait of Prince Albert was based on one acquired by Reynolds at a tea party with Mark Twain.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1494



Date APR 8,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The tin has lots of scratching and edgewear throughout. Some rust spots on the back side. Tax stamp broken and frayed away.


Date APR 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Room 6 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 8,2014

Summary Status change

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