|Object ID #||1990.021.018ab|
|Object Name||Roller, Cigarette|
|Title||1947 Model A V-Master Cigarette Maker|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Credit line||In Memory of Edwin Miller|
|Year Range from||1947|
|Year Range to||1960|
|Place of Origin||Canada|
Model A V-MASTER 1947 patent cigarette making device, and its original cardboard box remnant. The underside is embossed in a metal area with: "MODEL A / V-Master / CIGARETTE MAKERS / PATENTED 1947/ MADE IN CANADA". The 1958 Sears Christmas catalogue has an illustration of a V-MASTER if one needs a graphic of the device (see page 69).
|Makers mark||Underside embossed in a metal area with: "MODEL A / V-Master / CIGARETTE MAKERS / PATENTED 1947/ MADE IN CANADA". There is also a tiny mark in the metal to the left of this area but one would need a magnifying glass to see it.|
Manufacturer unknown. Made in Canada in the late 1940s.
Formerly owned by Caroline and John Miller. Caroline's parents were Jacob and Elizabetha Ruppenthal. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, in Normanby Township, Grey County.
Last owned by Dorothy Miller (neé Miller), who was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse. They were twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller.
|Collection||Tobacco Accessories Collection|
|Dimensions||W-43 L-13.5 D-4.3 cm|
|Found||Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
Miller, John & Caroline
|Function||A factory-made device, made and retailed in Canada, that was useful for making one's own cigarettes at home.|