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Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Plain rectangular case with horizontal rectangular plaque engraved "-L-L-T-" in gothic or Old English script affixed at top center of the snap-closure, hinged lid. Gold washed interior. Exterior right side of box collar is struck incuse with a decorative "S" in shield to left of "STERLING" and "2246B", both in serif letters. Inside front side of lid and of box collar are both stamped "XVII".
Maker is Simons Brothers Co. of Philadelphia, PA; 1840 to present. Firm was started by George Washington Simons (1819-1888) and continued under his four sons, John F., George W. Jr., Frederick M. and Edwin S. Acquired Peter L. Krider Co. in 1903; incorporated as Simons Brother and Company in 1905 (changed name to Simons, Bro. & Co.) and as Simons Brothers Co. in 1913. Manufactured a full line of sterling (flatware production stopped in 1908), but best known for their gold and silver thimbles; also manufactures jewelry and other novelties.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
ca 1925 - 1950
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1945
catalog number
60.1945
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
subject
Smoking
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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