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Object ID 002292

Object Name Brown Mule Chewing Tobacco

Object Desc yellow box with 15 packages of chewing tobacco. Yellow box, red mule on it with red and black font.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001762a-p

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 8

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tobacco,Brown Mule (brand),chewing tobacco,merchandise displays,plug tobacco,display,

Title Browns Mule Chewing Tobacco

Description Long Yellow box with a red mule on it. Black and red font, 15 individualy wrapped pacakges of chewing tobacco.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 6

Width 3.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 15 individually wrapped pieces of tobacco, each one is 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. the box has a 4 inch tall back board with the red, Browns Mule on it for advertisement purposes.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Brown's Mule Chewing tobacco

Maker Details Brown's Mule is a plug tobacco made from the scrap and stems of cigar tobacco which are soaked in a sweet syrupy substance such as honey. Brown Mule molds were placed in the bottom of a wooden frame and the sweeten scraps were poured into the frame and spread evenly. A blank tin was packaged on the top, placed under pressure and then sent to the curing room. After leaving the curing room the tobacco was sheared into plugs, wrapped and boxed for sale. The complete sheet measures 12" square. Each mold was used to produce 24 plugs.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1762a-p



Date MAY 24,2014

Summary Very good

Assessor Laura Shively

Notes The box has some slight wear and tear on the edges however there are no major creases, folds or crushing on the box, not staining or discoloration, and all 15 individually wrapped pieces of tobacco are accounted for and in very good condition. No apparent damage to the tobacco.


Date MAY 25,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin