SPUD Cigarette Advertising Promotional Sewing Needles or Mending Kit, unused, unopened, NO damage. Shaped like a tobacco leaf, 5 ¼” long 2 5/8” at widest. Lithographed front and back, inside is a 1” by 2” rectangular lithograph paper package containing 10 DIX and RANDS sewing needles. The needle packet is excellent condition, retaining original gold leaf printing, and bright colors. On the front is printed DIX AND RAND'S / HIGH GRADE / SHARPS / 3/9 / BEST QUALITY" Made in Japan. See photos they are included as part of the description. It has been shrink wrapped for protection.
An Ohio man named Lloyd "Spud" Hughes is credited with introducing American smokers to the refreshing taste of menthol cigarettes in 1925. Hughes was working as a cashier in a restaurant when he came up with the idea of adding menthol flavoring to give the illusion of a "cooler" smoke. Thus was born Spud brand cigarettes, the first widely sold menthol smoke in America. By 1932, Spuds had become the fifth most popular cigarettes in the country.
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