Stands & Pouches: 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass with Eagle

Product Number: 001-069-0277

Anyone who knows Adam Davidson, knows he's drawn to items, artifacts, craftsmanship, and history related to the 18th-century Americas. Sure enough, he's the one who turned these up: tobacco boxes fashioned in a style common to the late 1700s, the like of which would have been stocked at most early trading posts.

Construction is hand-soldered, with no lead-bearing solder used, and the materials are exactly what they appear to be; the brass models are brass, the copper models are made of copper, and the German silver models are German silver - a type of hard-wearing, high nickel-content brass, for those not already familiar with it. There's no plating or finish here, in other words, and the only materials used are those in the title, the solder, and the steel pin of the hinge.

Measures 4"x 2"x 5/8"

Note: Government regulations require that any metal container not treated with a food-grade coating carry a warning sticker by the manufacturer, which these tins do have. The materials used in these won't actually affect your tobacco; however, tobacco's slight acidity will affect the metal, encouraging it to develop a patina of darker color (think antique brass). While some prefer that look, if you wish to keep the metal brighter, placing the tobacco in a small plastic bag or treating the inside of the tin with a thin coat of carnauba (or similar, food-safe) wax is advised.

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Customer Reviews (4 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.63 out of 5 stars
A fine offering
December 24, 2017
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass with Eagle
A nice vintage feeling Tobacco Box. Not flimsy well made see this lasting a lifetime has that vintage feel to it like Zippo lighters. it will tarnish if the tobacco touch it.
October 31, 2017
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass with Eagle
I thought this might be cheap and flimsy; however, it is of great quality, larger than I anticipated, but fits perfectly in a jacket pocket or leather tobacco pouch. It looks incredible.
February 10, 2015
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass with Eagle
Item just as described. All American made, once again smoking pipes comes through! if you like old school stuff, you will love this will easily hold half ounce of your favorite tobacco, also nice for flake. buy with confidence.
Durable, functional, and classy
October 20, 2023
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Brass with Eagle
I bought this as a way of carrying a small amount of tobacco rolled up in my pipe roll for a day or two at a time. So far, it's filled that role perfectly! Fits maybe a half ounce of tobacco, or four to five full flakes, plus a 2 gram Integra humidit... Read More