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
General Category History
Category Vending Machine
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Ledge 1
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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."
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date JUL 24,2014
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