our fathers cigarette packs

gandle(4 NE)July 6, 2013

We called the foil we used to try to get off the used packages tin foil. Wonder if it really was tin? Quite sure it wasn't aluminum.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Gandle, I don't mean to change the subject or highjack your post.

I But it brings back memories. Just as a background, Back in my father's day, we never saw a pack of sigs.

The cigs were sold or traded one or two at the time. Most were hand rolled, they were worth about one egg in trade. The "American" sigs were in great demand, and worth a lot more. A whole pack of American sigs, was worth a fortune..
I'm wondering what brought this to mind?

This post was edited by west_gardener on Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 19:03

    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 6:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Gandle, I think that the original foil cigarette wrappers were made of a tin/lead combo..

    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 7:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It used to be a real tin coating. I remember during WWII that we had to collect cigarette papers. After the war the paper was coated with alu.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 6:33AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quotes 3 - 30 - 15
The hardest thing to find in life is balance - especially...
Quotes 3 - 13 - 15
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself,...
Quotes 3 - 16 - 15
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about...
Quotes 3 - 31 - 15
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and...
Weather, it's still winter
and we are having a heat wave , temps from 70-80 degrees;...
Sponsored Products
Stone Mill Oil-rubbed Bronze Bayshore Cabinet Pulls (Pack of 25)
Replacement Fan Blades & Arms: Hunter 17-13/32 in. Plywood Purple/Pink Flower Re
$31.04 | Home Depot
Stone Mill Hardware Satin Nickel Caroline Cabinet Knobs (Pack of 25)
Ellington Sisal Tan 23-Inch Square Floor Pillow
$41.99 | Bellacor
Hampton Bay Path & Landscape Lights Outdoor Bronze Solar LED Tapered Walk
$26.38 | Home Depot
Libbey Cobalt Blue 13-oz Coffee Mug (Pack of 12)
Hape Lunchbox Set - E3131
$24.99 | Hayneedle
Gama Sonic Flora Solar LED Light Fixture - 113512
$89.00 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™