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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Donation

Accession Date SEP 5,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Tim Kroening

Location Hallway Shelf 4

Object Date

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.


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Height 0

Length 3

Width 4

Depth 0.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are of closed case. When opened, case measures 5.75 inches wide.

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY2530



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