Name the Tobacco
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01 Mar 2019 07:52 PM  

 This face is from a Tobacco Tin Label. Can you name the Tobacco 3 Points. Can you name the manufacturer 5 points.

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01 Mar 2019 09:13 PM  
Tim Bobbin, Ogdens?

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02 Mar 2019 10:32 AM  

 Your right Cabs full marks (Sorry no Prize) "Tim Bobbin" was the non-de-plume of John Collier the "Father" of Lancashire dialect writing. He was a poet and writer and an cariccaturist known as the  "Lancashire Hogarth". His first publication "The Adventures and Misfortunes of a Lancashire Clown" by Tim Bobbins in 1750. Not sure why Ogden's adopted the name for this tobacco which was introduced in 1895 and withdrawn in 1910. This tin is a counter tin which would have held packets of the tobacco ande has a paper label. The outside label has "Hand-Cut" and inside label has "Handy-Cut"????????

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02 Mar 2019 12:21 PM  

A famous poem had Tim Bobbin rising from his grave to sink a swift " gallon " of ale before returning to rest. Perhaps whilst he was out he had a couple of Fags as well.

The picture on the tin is taken from a reasonably famous engraving showing Bobbin at the then ripe old age of 64

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02 Mar 2019 12:26 PM  

Great info Bacco.

The Hignetts finger tins are sometimes "hand cut" and sometimes "handy cut", but it's a bit weird to appear differently on the same tin.

 

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04 Mar 2019 06:52 PM  

 Hi hilbert,

When you look closer at the labels, both have the same "Hand Cut" but the inside label has had a seperate "Handy" label over it. It would have been displayed on the shop counter with the lid open to the customer which makes me think they were solid blocks of tobacco which customers cut up themselves with their own pocket knife. At this time "Chewing Tobacco" was popular.

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