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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
Date 1947+
Year Range from 1947.0
Year Range to 1960.0
Made V-Master
Place of Origin Canada
Description 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.
Provenance 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 (neƩ 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
Material Cardboard/Wood/Metal/Leather-like ?/Plastic/Ink
Dimensions W-43 L-13.5 D-4.3 cm
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Miller, John & Caroline
Subjects Cigarettes
Smoking
Tobacco
Function A factory-made device, made and retailed in Canada, that was useful for making one's own cigarettes at home.