Sealed Tin Of Edgeworth

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  1. jamie7

    jamie7 Member

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    Hey,


    I just found a sealed tin of Edgeworth High Grade Slice by Larus & Bro. at an antique market today. Still had the plastic wrap around the outside and of course the seal unbroken. I cracked it to smell it (and plan on smoking it - of course) and it smells awesome.

    Any idea when Larus & Bro stopped manuf.? I believe it became an Orlick product before stopping all together, right? So how old might my tin be? It's got the hinged top and the writing on the paper liner looks pretty old.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Sasquatch

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    I could tell you the exact age if I were able to smoke it. But I'd need a fairly large sample. Say, half a tin or so. :)
     
  3. jamie7

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    LOL!

    You got the bionic tongue in what kind of accident?
     
  4. Ivycap

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    Wow. I wonder how tobacco that old smokes. Let us know all the details.
     
  5. Falconeer

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    We just don't have antique markets that turn up wonderful finds like that this side of the pond sadly. Oh how I envy you!

    Obviously I don't know the tobacco and things may have been very different in the Staes but the last time I saw tobacco in a tin with a hinged lid was around 1969/70 and it was Players "Sun Valley."

    Once again congrats on your find and happy smoking,

    Gerry
     
  6. 51flgoose

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    Wow - what a true bud .... [​IMG]

    ...someone else might try and take advantage of you... :icon_eek:
     
  7. Sasquatch

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    Yeah just looking out for my friends. I'd do the same for you, 51.
     
  8. Ivycap

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    Larson Old Fashioned has a hinged lid.
     
  9. Paul99

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    Howdy, I just got this flavor today http://www.milantobacco.com/MilanGraphics/CAOPipeTobacco/CAOBellaVanillaPipeTobacco.jpg

    bella vanilla hmhmhmh good!!! love it I also got cherry cavendash stuff is good as well.
     
  10. jamie7

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    Hey All,

    Found this in an archive online:


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    So I may be smoking a tin of 35+ yr old tobacco.

    So far I get a really nice, mellow smoke. Has a slightly sweet cure that reminds me of some MacBaren's "honey" taste but not too strong. Closest thing I can compare it to right now is MacBaren's Golden Extra.

    Just wanted to update on the timeline question for those interested.
     
  11. Bri2k

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    That's awesome! If I were you, I'd cellar half in a mason jar and pull it out again in 3 years when it turns 40!

    Bri2k
     
  12. Ivycap

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    Wow. Just wow.
     
  13. dubhdarra

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    you're smoking a tobacco thats nearly twice my age... i want.

    i am willing to trade: me not stealing it from you, for: you giving it to me voluntarily.
     
  14. jamie7

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    Sorry D,



    If I give some to you then I have to give some to EEEEVVVVERYBOOODY!
     
  15. dubhdarra

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    barstud.

    i'd almost trade half a pound of dark flake scented for that...
     
  16. Mister Moo

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    Last Edgeworth I saw (and bought three) was $25/tin at the Richmond pipe show. I'll crack one of them some day.
     
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