Stands & Pouches: 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver with Eagle

Product Number: 001-069-0279

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 (3 Total)
Overall Rating:
5.00 out of 5 stars
Just what I needed.
January 09, 2015
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver with Eagle
As I found myself smoking more flake and mostly folding it. I began looking for a suitable way to carry it on the go outside of hauling the whole tin (if it came in one) around with me. This is exactly what I needed and once again Smoking Pipes has p... Read More
Great Little Tobacco Carrier
August 29, 2016
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver with Eagle
Based on an article on site I decided to get one of these as my go-to daily tobacco carrier. I polished it with carnuba as soon as I got it (as recommended on the discussion on site). It wasn't easy but, should protect the finish and protect the to... Read More
Great little box
August 26, 2022
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box German Silver with Eagle
I admit, I don't use it for tobacco, but...well, so what? It's still a great little box for carrying small items, and it sits on my desk as a wonderful conversation piece. I'm thrilled with it.