I hope to someday post the history of tin box manufacture in the United States, including histories of Somers Bros, Isley, Ginna, Vogel, Norton Bros., Tindeco, American Can Co., etc., but it remains low in current priorities. If you are a tin collector knowledgeable about tin history with an ability to write, I’d be happy to share extensive files and photos with you so those histories can be uploaded sooner.

    Meanwhile, for your viewing pleasure, a selection of 19th century tins is presented, starting with a box made only 7 years after tin was legalized in 1870:

TIN BOXES 1870 - 1900

A National Cigar Museum Exhibit

© Tony Hyman

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