Object ID 003365
Object Name Ben Bey cigar container
Object Desc Ben Bey cigar container with lid from Cuba.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003002a-b
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 1, Closet, Shelf 8
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords tobacco,Ben Bey,cigars,smoking,
Title Ben Bey tobacco container
Description Cigar container. Holds cigars made from Cuba. Has passed through the state of Louisiana. Is 'Cuba's choicest Yield', according to writing in the interior of container. The logo is 'Ben' and 'Bey'' intersecting in a cross. Has Ben Bey trim along the edges. On interior of lid is a picture of a shiek on horseback.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Ben Bey Company
Maker Details Was a popular cigar brand in the early 20th century. Was first produced by Grommes and Kennedy in 1900, and in 1907, the company's name changed to Grommes and Elson. Changed again in 1922 to Nathan Elson and Company.
Date MAY 30,2015
Assessor Rachel Niswander
Notes The edges of the lid are quite frayed, as are the edges of the box. The stickers near the upper lips of the box and lid are flaking. The interior of the box has some stains.