The Adam Park Project

Artifacts

Churchman’s No.1 Cigarette Tin p.47

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: See Report 20 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No.6 Adam Park Report No: Report No.20 Artifact Type: Personal Kit Production Date: 2013-11-16 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 75mm x 110mm x 20mm Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The tin was buried 15cm under the ground and found intact. The lid could be opened and revealed the Churchman’s logo on the inside. The tin is 75mm x 110mm x 20mm deep. Traces of the green and gold design are still clearly visible. The text ‘25 Churchman’s No.1’ was written along the narrow end. The tin appeared to be sealed when recovered but was easily opened and was found to be empty. The leading edge was dented at the lip.

Historic Context:

During the first survey at No 17 Adam Park a strip of worked metal was found. This transpired to be a piece of a Churchman’s cigarette case which had been cut up and disposed of in the process of making a secondary object. A pristine version of the cigarette case was purchased to show as part of the display of artefacts from Adam Park in 2012. It was with some irony when a second tin was found in the front garden of No.6 Adam Park. The tin was found in close proximity to the remains of a torch, possibly hidden deliberately.

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