Stands & Pouches: 1790 English Tobacco Box Copper

Product Number: 001-069-0280

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:
4.88 out of 5 stars
Great piece.
June 29, 2016
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Copper first off let me say I ordered this as a way to have something other than leather to carry my tobacco. It fits that bill to a tee. It can be considered on the small side so if your not near home base or plan to travel with your pipe and tobac... Read More
July 20, 2022
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Copper
I love these little baccy cases! Perfect for upto a weekend away enjoying pipe tobacco in a beautiful place. I have a copper and a brass. They both developed an amazing patina!
Sturdy, handy copper box
May 14, 2022
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Copper
The copper sheet is of good thickness, giving the box a nice weight. Solder work is a bit messy on mine, but I think it adds to the charm. Box is sturdy, and the lid hinge has a nice friction tension to it; the lid stays in open or closed position fi... Read More
What’s in the box?!
June 21, 2021
Product: Stands & Pouches 1790 English Tobacco Box Copper
I love the history behind these boxes. And as many historical EDC items do, form follows function. The stylish look is a result of their simplicity. Most important however is that this little metal box works perfectly for what you need. To pack up a ... Read More