Object of Interest

 

EARLY 20TH CENTURY CIGAR MOULD

 

THIS IS AN OBJECT RARELY SEEN TODAY. IT CONSISTS OF TWO HALVES, EACH MEASURING 55CMS X 10CMS. TOBACCO WAS PUT INTO EACH OF THE 20 INDIVIDUAL MOULDS AND THE WHOLE THING WAS CLAMPED TOGETHER TO PRODUCE THE INTERIOR OF EACH CIGAR BEFORE BEING COVERED BY THE TOBACCO LEAF. THE MAKERS OF THIS MOULD WERE BEZEMER & ZN. OF HELMOND IN THE NETHERLANDS.