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  • J. Parker Patent Snuff Box / Sold

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    Parker Patent Civil War Oval Tin Snuff Container - Patented 1860, convex top and bottom, with soldered seam construction. Measures approximately 3 1/8" x 2 1/8".  Retains most of the original jappaned finish and interior is in good condition.  Patent date die stamped on front, "PAT.d Jan 24, 1860 / J. Parker".  Throughout the Civil War snuff production boomed.  It was even recommended by doctors as a general cure-all, particularly effective in the treatment of coughs, colds, and headaches.  Many soldiers carried snuff in their haversacks.

    Inventory Number: CAM 088 / Sold