The 10/5 Pocket Pack was introduced in 1910, when the law was changed to allow ordinary size cigars to be packed 10 in a box (like little cigars).  A 10/5 is a box of 10, two rows deep with 5 cigars in the top row, by far the most common way of packing 10 cigars. Most popular 1910-1940. Most pocket packs were lithographed on tin, but a few paper labels have been found.

        The ad was placed in June of 1929 by the San Francisco branch of American Can Company.


Pocket 10 Packs

A National Cigar Museum Exhibit

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