Round Capstan Navy tobacco tin; W.D. & H.O. Wills; 1880's; CR2016.014.1

Name/Title

Round Capstan Navy tobacco tin

About this object

A cylindrical 2 oz CAPSTAN NAVY tobacco tin with a press-on lid. Embossed on the gold coloured lid is the maker's name - W.D & H.O WILLS BRISTOL & LONDON with an eight pointed star and TRADE MARK. Around the cylinder is adhered a blue and gold label printed with CAPSTAN Navy Cut W.D & H.O WILLS (New Zealand) Ltd., Wellington. Also included on label contents information - see inscription and marks below.

Maker

W.D. & H.O. Wills

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1880's

Place Made

New Zealand, Wellington

Place Notes

W.D. & H.O. Wills Trade Mark - Bristol & London. But also included on tin is W.D. & H.O. Wills (New Zealand) Ltd., Wellington.

Medium and Materials

Processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

Lid - W.D & H.O WILLS BRISTOL & LONDON with an eight pointed star and TRADE MARK.
Tin - a blue and gold label printed with CAPSTAN Navy Cut. W.D & H.O WILLS (New Zealand) Ltd., Wellington. Two stars and Trade Mark signs. ANTWERP 1885. CONTENTS WHEN PACKED AT FACTORY 2 OUNCES NET OF OUT CAKE TOBACCO. CAPSTAN (Navy Cut) is supplied in the following grades of strength - MILD - Yellow Label. MEDIUM STRENGTH - Blue " . ( ? ) (torn piece unreadable) STRENGTH - Chocolate ".
THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAC...... ARE .....GOODS.....D. & H.O. WILLS BRISTOL & LONDON. (torn label)
Label has variety of designs using circles, lines and dots.

Measurements

H 35mm x Dia 65mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Containers

Subject and Association Keywords

Smoking accessories

Named Collection

Bannockburn Hotel Tobacco Tin Collection

Object Type

Containers

Object number

CR2016.014.1

Rights

All rights reserved

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