This is a nice pair of early 1900s metal advertising tins made to be miniature trunks for dolls.
The larger tin originally held one pound of Houde's No. 1 cut plug tobacco by B. Houde of Quebec, Canada. There is no date on this tin. It measures 9" x 5.5" x 4". It has a slightly domed lid and a hinged latch on the side. It is painted as a trunk with banding and handles on the end.
The smaller tin is dated 1913 30th Exposition International Paris. It originally held tea and is labeled Swee-Touch-Nee-Tea by the Consolidated tea Company of New York. It is decorated and shaped as a slightly domed top trunk with banding. It measures 3" x 2" x 2.25".
Condition: Both tins have a lot of paint wear, but they still make charming trunks to hold accessories for antique dolls.
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