"Game Fine Cut" Ruffed Grouse Tobacco Tin Jno J. Bagley & Co. c. 1910 11 1/2 in. long, 7 in. tall
A general store advertising tin for cut plug tobacco measuring eleven-and-one-half by eight by seven inches. The company was founded by John J. Bagley (1832-1881) and continued by his son John N. Bagley (1860-1929). The elder Bagley was also the sixteenth Governor of the state of Michigan. Although the company had presses to produce their own small lithographed tobacco tins, this larger special display model was produced by the American Can Co. The tin displays a pair of ruffed grouse, states that it contains forty-eight five-cent fine-cut plugs, and has a hinged lid. As found.
Provenance: Davison B. Hawthorne Collection
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