Around 1912 the Tin Decorating Company, aka Tendeco, produced round colorful tins to hold tobacco for for the American Tobacco Company. American Tobacco controlled Tindeco, as well as the four brands of tobacco sold in these tins. Each container held about 1 lb of tobacco with the brand names Dixie Queen, Mayo, Red Indian and U.S. Marine. Apparently the company suggested that the tins be used as brownie containers after the tobacco was used and designed them accordingly.
ROLY POLY TINDECO TOBACCO TINS
21 janvier 1913