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Object Number: 
2002.1.3502
Date: 
ca. 1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
5 3/4 x 16 x 5 1/2 in.
Marks: 
Inscription: embossed on figure: "Extra/ Fine Cut/ Chewing Tobacco/ Best/ In the World/ For 5 Cents" Inscription: embossed on pedestal: "John Anderson & Co.'s/ 'Extra'"
Description: 
Metal countertop cigar cutter in the form of a newsboy in short britches and a cap holding out a paper embossed "Extra/ Fine Cut/ Chewing Tobacco/ Best/ In the World/ For 5 Cents", on a pedestal embossed on three sides "John Anderson & Co.'s/ 'Extra'. " The front of the pedestal has a lever with an internal blade and two small holes that act as a cigar or cigarillo cutter or a plug cutter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group