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Factory Cigar Cutters


Everyone with an interest in tobacco collectibles is familiar with large, cast iron plug cutters resting on the counter of every tobacco sales outlet. They are similarly acquainted with small metal pocket cutters used by the smoker just before lighting his cigar. Thus, we were pleasantly surprised when we came across a different type of cigar cutter. These wooden cutters were almost certainly used in the factory to cut cigars to the desired length. A metal cutting mechanism was attached to a block of wood and the wood fastened to a work table. A measuring strip was set at the proper length, the cigar was placed in the groove and then cut. In spite of the fact that both of these pieces have some plate loss, light rust and signs of much wear they are interesting artifacts from a proud and valuable industry.

003CigarCutter1

003CigarCutter1

This cutter is incised "Dexter" (an R. G. Sullivan brand of cigar) and has a marked ruler for 3", 4", 5" or 6" cigars. It measures 7.25" long x 4.5" wide x 4" high. (Stock number 003CigarCutter1) $80.00

003CigarCutter2

003CigarCutter2

This cutter has no markings but does have a heavier duty cutting mechanism. It measures 8" long x 3.5" wide x 6" high. (Stock number 003CigarCutter2) $100.00 SOLD


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