For sale is a rare 1920s era LORILLARD’S TIGER CHEWING TOBACCO TIN from the P. Lorillard Company, Jersey City, Jersey. This tin is in excellent condition with minimal surface wear. This tin would have been used as a general store point-of-sale display to sell individual packages. This tin features the iconic Tiger logo and the text on the front of the tin reads: “TIGER CHEWING TOBACCO 5 CENT PACKAGES”. The other side of the tin features a graphic of the tiger chewing tobacco package. The side of the tin reads “The Largest Selling Brand of FINE CUT Tobacco in the World – BRIGHT SWEET” and “1/3 GROSS – 48 PACKAGES”. This large tin measures about 12 inches tall and 8 1/2 inches diameter. A top notch tobacciana collectible.
In 1760, America’s oldest tobacco company was founded by Pierre Abraham Lorillard. In 1899, the American Tobacco Company organized a New Jersey corporation, called the Continental Tobacco Company, that took a controlling interest in many small tobacco companies. By 1910, James Buchanan Duke controlled Lorillard. Lorillard continued to operate under its original name.