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World's Columbian Exposition 1893 - Pocket Tobacco Cutter


One of the most unique souvenirs from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago that we have encountered is this mechanical pocket cutter for chewing tobacco. The embossed image depicts the landing of Columbus in the new world. It reads "Columbia Souvenir - 1492. Chicago. 1893." When opened it could cut a piece of tobacco plug that could be chewed, smoked in a pipe or rolled into a cigarette. It measures approximately 3.5" long, 1.5" wide and .75" deep. There are some pock marks and a light amount of rust on the piece holding the latch but otherwise is in very nice condition for its age. This uncommon piece would make a fine addition to a collection of Columbian Exposition memorabilia or a tobacco collection. (Stock number 003wf93TobCut) $250.00

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