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Object ID 002676

Object Name Roi-Tan Cigar Vending Machine

Object Desc Brown and white metal cigar vending machine. With red lettering and black and metallic plaque.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002379

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Vending Machine


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Ledge 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Roi-Tan Cigars,Cigar,Tobacco,Smoking,American Tobacco Co.,vending machine,display,

Title Roi-Tan Cigar Vending Machine

Description Brown and white metal cigar vending machine. With red lettering and black and metallic plaque. Front reads: "Now, factory fresh, humidified, cello-sealed, 2 pak [sic], Roi-Tan Cigars, use quarters only, 2 for 25?, coin refused when empty." Plaque reads: "cigar counter-matic, model no. 25A, Serial no. RMC 1173, money refused when machine is empty, minors are forbidden by law to use this machine, romco & associates, Minneapolis4, Minn."


Approx Collection Date

Height 24

Length 8

Width 8.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker American Tobacco Co.

Maker Details 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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2379



Date JUL 24,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor paint chipping, scuffs, and scratches.


Date JUL 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Ledge 1 from Room 4, Shelf 25 - automatic entry by admin