This old tobacco tin is not a pocket tin but rather it is a box style with a hinged lid. The colorful tin is a tribute to the horse called Dan Patch, a stallion who was undefeated in harness racing in the early 1900’s. The top, front and back of the tin show the handsome pacer harnessed to a sulky with a driver at the reins. Across the top of the hinged lid it reads; Scotten, Dillon Co., Detroit. The end panels read; Dan Patch Cut Plug – Chew or Smoke. One end also has it as coming from Factory No.1 1th Dist. of Michigan. I believe this is from the first decade of the 1900’s when Dan Patch was so popular.
It measures about 6” wide by 3 7/8” deep and 3 1/8” high and it is in very nice condition with minor wear. The colors are vivid and it has good gloss. There are minor scratches and there is light paint loss on the corner edges. The inside of the tin has some discoloration and minor surface rust. The bottom of the tin retains most of its original gold finish.
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