Tobacco Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This tobacco shipping crate end is imprinted with the text “Smooth Climax, this box contains 5-plugs-5-20¢ cuts each.” 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.
Currently not on view
referenced business
P. Lorillard Company
Physical Description
paper (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 3 3/4 in x 13 in; 9.525 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History