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September 8, 2011

Dan Patch tobacco tin

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Dan Patch tobacco tin

One hundred and five years ago today, on September 8, 1906, the racehorse Dan Patch paced one mile in 1:55 at the Minnesota State Fair, setting a world record.  The bay stallion, owned by Minnesotan Marion W. Savage,  became an animal celebrity and lent his name to numerous product advertisements, including this tobacco tin.  The tin was made for the Scotten-Dillon Company of Detroit circa 1910-1919.

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