- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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- Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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