Object ID 002766
Object Name Gold Cigarette Case
Object Desc Gold colored hinged cigarette case with two horizontal stripes on top. Interior has circular design and two hinged flaps which hold cigarettes in place.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002530
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Donation
Accession Date SEP 5,2014
Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening
Location Hallway Shelf 4
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords cigarettes,smoking,tobacco,cigarette case,
Title Gold Cigarette Case
Description Gold colored metal hinged cigarette case with two horizontal stripe designs on front. Protruding section to press for case to open. Interior of case has a circular design and is also gold colored metal. Each half of the case has a hinged pierced design flap which holds cigarettes in place. One flap is etched with the following words: Elgin American - Made in USA.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Above measurements are of closed case. When opened, case measures 5.75 inches wide.
Place of Origin
Maker Elgin American
Maker Details Elgin American was a brand under the parent company Illinois Watch Case Company of Elgin. The Company began in Chicago in 1890 and later moved to Elgin. In the 1940s, they began making cigarette cases and ladies compacts under the name Elgin American. By the 1960s all production was moved to Japan.
Date SEP 26,2014
Summary Very Good
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Case shows some scratching on exterior, but is in overall very good condition.
Date SEP 26,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Room 7, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin