Antique 1880s, Griswold MFG Co. Tobacco Plug Cutter with Adverting for Climax Brand Chewing Tobacco

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Antique 1880s, Griswold MFG Co. Tobacco Plug Cutter with Adverting for Climax Brand Chewing Tobacco
Wonderful and rare find this antique tobacco plug cutter made by The Griswold Manufacturing Company of Erie, PA (Yes, Griswold the same as the cast iron skillets) and made for the P. Lorillard Company for their Climax brand of chewing tobacco.
This is a highly collectable item for two reasons, first being made by the Griswold MFG Co. and second being made for the P. Lorillard Company the oldest tobacco company in the United States founded in 1760.
The Climax brand of tobacco was first sold in 1870.

You would have found these in mercantile and tobacco stores across America in the late 1800 bolted down to the countertop for cutting plug tobacco.
Overall condition is very good for age, no cracks or chips, steel blade is in great condition and very sharp, the red and gold pinstriping and black paint is about 40-50% remaining.
This is an amazing piece and will display wonderfully in your collection.

Circa, 1880s
Marked, Griswold manufacturing Co. / Climax
Measures, 18¾” long, 7” tall,4¼” wide at base.
Condition, wonderful condition.
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