Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This tobacco shipping crate end is imprinted with the text “Climax, 7 oz., 3x12, 6 spaces.” Climax was a brand of plug tobacco manufactured by the P. Lorillard Company in the 1890’s. Plug tobacco is a form of chewing tobacco that is pressed into sheets and kept together by the addition of molasses. The Lorillard Tobacco Company was founded in 1760 by Pierre Abraham Lorillard. It is the United States oldest tobacco company.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
P. Lorillard Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 3 in x 7 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.169
catalog number
1979.0441.169
accession number
1979.0441
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Agriculture
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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