How old is this tin?

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How old is this tin?

Post by ReverendThom » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:13 pm

My cousin just picked up this old tin and he was wondering how old it is.
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Re: How old is this tin?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:29 pm

Yes.
It appears to be rusty.
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Post by ReverendThom » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:34 pm

durangopipe wrote:Yes.
It appears to be rusty.
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Re: How old is this tin?

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 pm

It appears that the writing on the lid starts off with "For over seventy five years..." Since the Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858, 75 years would take you to 1933. Presumably, it wouldn't have been too long after that or they would revise the statement on the lid to "For over eighty years..." or something similar. So, I'm going to guess that the tin is from sometime between 1933 and 1937.
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Re: How old is this tin?

Post by Rusty » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:03 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 pm
It appears that the writing on the lid starts off with "For over seventy five years..." Since the Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858, 75 years would take you to 1933. Presumably, it wouldn't have been too long after that or they would revise the statement on the lid to "For over eighty years..." or something similar. So, I'm going to guess that the tin is from sometime between 1933 and 1937.
I really like this answer. It involves looking up the company and then doing a little arithmetic. You should get merit points for this one. I would have done the same thing.

Never saw Pilot on the market. However, we can be 100% sure that it was a straight Virginia. These Virginia RYO tins were good starter fare because they were plentiful in our house. My father was always tinkering with DIY cigarette making machines.

Little known today but Macdonald Tobacco had a small chain of really good Tobacconists. I think that ended shortly after Reynold's bought them. But one of their stores was the Tobacconist located in the old Vancouver EA Morris Gastown tobacco shop in the early 70's. I think it was called Macdonald-Stewart Tobacconist. Nice shop.

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Re: How old is this tin?

Post by ReverendThom » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:18 am

Sir Moose wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 pm
It appears that the writing on the lid starts off with "For over seventy five years..." Since the Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858, 75 years would take you to 1933. Presumably, it wouldn't have been too long after that or they would revise the statement on the lid to "For over eighty years..." or something similar. So, I'm going to guess that the tin is from sometime between 1933 and 1937.
Makes sense. Thanks! I could only find green tins, which all featured airplanes, and were from the 40s and up so I figured this was earlier than those
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Re: How old is this tin?

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:37 am

It is 24 days old.

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