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Object ID 003783

Object Name Telescoping Cigarette Holder

Object Desc Brass telescoping cigarette holder with case

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003780a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Donation

Accession Date SEP 27,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Second St. Antiques

Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date 1940s-1950s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigarettes,smoking,'Scope,tobacco,

Title Telescoping Cigarette Holder

Description Brass cigarette holder and case. Cigarette holder has a black bakelite mouthpiece and telescopes. Case has a ring to attach a chain or hang from clothing. Base of case says "'Scope Patent Pending".


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 3

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details 3" when extended, holder is 1.25" when collapsed. Lid of case is 1" tall and base is .75" tall.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker 'Scope

Maker Details Slogan was "The Cigarette holder that telescopes!" Originally cost $1. Sold by the Risdon Manufacturing Company, established in Naugatuck, CT around 1910.

Maker Mark



Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Very good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Minor evidence of wear on bakelite. Brass in very good condition. Still telescopes easily.


Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 17,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Room 3, Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin