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|The six original Roly Poly tins were Satisfied Customer (reproduction called Businessman), Storekeeper,
Singing Waiter (reproduction called Singer), Mammy, Dutchman (reproduction
called Cowboy), and Scotland Yard. The Satisfied Customer, Dutchman and Scotland Yard are the hardest to find.
But for those collectors that want complete sets, six tins would not do it! A
complete set would be eighteen tins. Mayo and Dixie Queen tobacco was
packaged in all six designs and while Red Indian and U.S. Marine were only
packaged in three different tins. One way these tins were identified was by
little packages of tobacco shown on some of the packages. E.g., Mammy had a
tiny tin in her front pocket. the patent for the design was applied for (and
issued) in 1912 by W. Tuttle of Baltimore, MD and assigned to the American
Tobacco Company. The first patent was issued for a "blank"
container, but a patent issued a few months later showed the painted design. The tins held approximately 1# of tobacco. The Tobacco Company recommended that they be used to store brownies when the tobacco was depleted and the name Brownies is often used to designate these tins. The reproductions are easy to spot as they are not as detailed and the bottom of the tins are marked "Bristol Ware". Photo of six original Mayo Roly Polys can be seen in my photo folder.