Stands & Pouches: 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver

Product Number: 001-069-0278

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 (6 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.50 out of 5 stars
Larger than anticipated
November 19, 2019
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
I probably should have checked the dimensions, because I was surprised when this arrived how large it was at 4 inches long. I was envisioning it half that size, enough for one or two bowls worth of tobacco. It’s very well made, seals well, although... Read More
Old school
October 26, 2017
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
I don’t know if such a case was commonly used in a really classy era (forgetting about sexism and racism), but I would like to think it was. It’s awesome. Stick to storing one type of tobacco per or use plastic.
Quality Construction
March 11, 2021
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
It's a really sharp tin. Quite a bit of weight to it, but well worth the presentation. It pairs well with the chrome finish of IM Corona lighters. N.B. Clean it before you use it. It definitely needs a good cleaning before you use it. Polish the int... Read More
Great quality
July 24, 2020
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
Made nicely, the lid closes easily but snug, and stays closed in my EDC bag!
Great product
December 24, 2016
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
Ok so I originally ordered the copper tobacco box. I really enjoyed that one and I decided to order the silver also. Guess what it is still a wonderful product to carry your daily needs in tobacco. I have found that the boxes do hold about 2 to 3 bow... Read More
Quality Product
November 30, 2015
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver
I picked up one of these tins when I purchased a pipe case to give me some more tobacco choices when traveling. I have to say I really like the quality, look, and function of it. They are American made and small enough to fit in a pocket, yet large... Read More