Mayos Cut Plug advertising tin, 8" x 3 ¾”, 4 ¾” tall, has original bale handle and operating latch, full length hinge, all are functional. Excellent graphics on four sides, top shows wear, see photos they are part of the description. Commonly referred to as lunch box tin, a secondary use for them, by workers when they were emptied were lunch boxes. Yes, they were even popular with school kids.
Smoking tobacco manufacturers were more likely to pack in lunch boxes than were cigar makers. Retailers didn’t much like them because they were hard to stack. Printing, lettering, Greek Key design and Trademark were printed directly on the tin. Tin is marked on the underside with Owen Illinois Can Co. mark. Circa early 1912-1920’s.
Colorful blue and gold rectangular tin has been cleaned and waxed. Normal wear for a tin in use for almost 100 years.
At Drury House Antiques we are offering over 500 Original Advertising Tins & Signs, Over 100 Advertising Signs,150 Tobacco Tins, 25 Cigar tins and Boxes, 32 Coffee tins & Tea Tins & 30 Wood Advertising Boxes, Advertising Clocks and Hand Held Advertising Fans Listed for sale. The VALUE in advertising items is CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION. We only sell pristine, original, excellent quality advertising items priced well below the book and wholesale price. We always try to find you the best shipping rate. I do not try to make money on shipping like most other are doing. We can combine insured shipping when possible to save you even more money.
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Mayos Cut Plug Lunch Box Tobacco Advertising Tin
$39 $89 SALE