3.8 ounce Vintage Art Deco signed Elgin American sterling silver cigarette case, tobacciana, smoking, business card case. Gorgeous ribbed engraving with three stripes of black enamel. Measures 4-1/4" x 3" and weighs 3.8 ounces (108 grams, 70 dwt pennyweights). This has a gilt interior with butler swirled finish, and a fret work cross bar. Hallmarked and maker marked "Elgin Am. Mfg. Co. Sterling Silver Made in U.S.A." on the front of the hinged cross bar. Holds up to 70mm smokes (apx. 2-3/4"). Will also hold a good size stack of business cards, or credit cards and folded cash. In exceptional condition, looks like it was rarely carried- quite a handsome case. Circa 1920s. E&CT55
Elgin American (Illinois Watchcase) Accessories & History. The company was established in Chicago in 1886 and, within a few years, moved to Elgin, IL. Max and Solomon Eppenstein continued to make cases as The Illinois Watchcase Company until the 1940s. Max and Solomon Eppenstein founded the company in 1886.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: any "dark" areas in the images are merely reflections. The case has an extremely reflective surface making it difficult to photograph. TRULY more spectacular in person and "in hand". Will hold 70mm smokes and can also be used to hold business cards, or as a wallet for cash or credit cards like a money clip. The case will hold shorts, kings, hand rolled cheroots, marijuana joints, filter-less cigarettes. Also good to hold rolling papers. The perfect anniversary gift or wedding gifts for the groom and groomsmen. They also make fine birthday and graduation gifts. Great piece of collectible tobacciana!
70mm cigarettes were the original cigarette size and are typically 2 3/4 inches long. These were traditionally filter-less cigarettes and were the dominant size before the popular filtered cigarette started to dominate the market. This size is still very popular with the roll-your-own community, but are less popular from a commercial standpoint. Once the filter tipped cigarette came out in the late 1950's, these started to decline in popularity. By the mid to late 1960's the filter tip cigarette had started to dominate the market, but these were still very popular due to the large amount of people who were used to smoking this size cigarette. These are still widely available, but not very popular in the modern day.
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3.8 ounce Vintage Art Deco signed Elgin American black enamel sterling silver cigarette case, tobacciana, smoking, business card case