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Store display/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.3668
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
17 1/2 x 5 x 8 1/2 in.
Description: 
A cigar cutter attached to a base with a oil reservoir for a lantern next to figurine of a tall lamp post embossed on one side "Broadway" and on the other "Fulton St.", that probably once had a glass finial at the top. The base is embossed and highlighted in red "Smoke EYE Cigars/ SS Sleeper & Co./ Factory Boston", and has two holes for inserting the tips of cigars and a lever for activating the cutting blades inside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group