EISENLOHR'S CINCO CIGAR BRAND TIN Circa 1920s
The chief product of the Philadelphia based cigar firm of Otto Eisenlohr and Brothers was the CINCO CIGAR--a popular priced brand in the 1920s. In 1920 alone, they produce and sold 210 million of the cigars. The brand was considered the largest individual seller of cigars in the United States, and possibly, the world.
This EISENLOHR'S CINCO CIGARS TIN is from the 1920s is about 8" by 5" in diameter and 1" high. The deep blue tin is printed with EISENLOHR'S CINCO CIGARS in red on the front. The edge is trimmed with red and gold pen lines. The sides are printed with a red, blue and gold Art Deco pattern. The back is also marked: EISENLOHR'S CINCO CIGARS Londres Size Mild with the factory information and regulation statement.
The EISENLOHR'S CINCO CIGARS TIN is in good condition. There are no dents but there are a few scratches on the top cover as well as only fragments of a paper label remain on the inside cover of the tin. Please review the photos carefully.
It would make a wonderful display item or a great addition to someone's tobacciana collection.
About Otto Eisenlohr and Brothers
The firm was founded in 1850 by the father of Otto Eisenlohr. Otto took over the family tobacco business in 1885 and made the decision to concentrate on a single brand. Within a few years Otto had grown the business to a size he could not handle alone and brought in his brothers, Louis, Charles and August, a tobacco leaf expert, to help. The firm grew and had manufacturing operations in 22 factories, 16 stripping plants and 14 warehouses scattered throughout Pennsylvania by 1920. Although they produced and sold over 210 million cigars annually, the Cinco cigar was not sold in the two greatest retail markets in America--New York and Chicago, as well as San Francisco, New England, most of the Northwest in New Orleans. The company did expand into a second brand, the Henrietta.
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