For sale is a vintage KING EDWARD the Seventh Imperial Mild Tobacco CIGAR BOX made by Swisher & Son. The box was made to hold 50 cigars and measures roughly 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches tall. The inside label has a great bright color portrait of King Edward. Box is in very good condition with minor edge and corner wear. A good cigar box for your tobacciana collectible or vintage decor.
The famous Swisher cigar brand began in 1861 when David Swisher, a merchant out of Newark Ohio, received a small cigar business as part of a debt settlement. By 1870, the brand really took off with hundreds of cigars rolled daily in a one-room factory. In 1888, he sold the company to his capable sons, Harry and John H. Swisher who learned the business from the ground up at a very young age working alongside their dad. In 1913, John bought his brother Harry's half of the company and brings on his own son Carl to assist, and the new marque Swisher & Son is established.
King Edward VII was the King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. The Edwardian period (1901-1910) was seen as the golden age for the upper class in Britain.
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