ROLY POLY "DUTCHMAN" Mayo's Tobacco Tin Replica by Cheinco Housewares Circa 1970's
Replica of an antique ROLY POLY MAYO’S TOBACCO TIN CONTAINER. The original antique lithograph tins were produced by Tidenco of Baltimore around 1910.
This lithograph design is called the "DUTCHMAN." The lithograph is detailed and includes a rendering of a box of Mayo's Cut Plug Tobacco on the back of the little round man's shirt. He wears an orange neck scarf, wide belt and holds a churchwarden pipe. He wears a Benjamin Franklin style "mullet" hairstyle.
The container stands and 7" tall and 6" in diameter at the widest point. Manufactured by Cheinco Housewares in the 1970s. Condition is very good with no scratches. There is one small dent in back of the body, although it is- difficult to see unless you view from the inside of the container.
Tidenco of Baltimore: Tindeco initially offered six different characters for Dixie Queen, Mayo, Red Indian and U.S. Marine. Tobaccos. At one point, the full collection of characters contained 18 characters. Sometimes referred to as Brownie Tins, the tins were designed and marketed to hold brownies after the tobacco was used.
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