The Prince Albert brand was very popular and is still sold today for pipe smoking. In 1907 Reynolds introduced the Prince Albert brand of tobacco using the image of Prince Albert (Edward VII) of England.Below are some types of cut tobacco and an example or two: Crimp Tobacco – Crimped tobacco is used primarily in pipe smoking and is made by lightly pressing short cut varieties of tobacco.
(Both Flake and Plug tobacco need to be “rubbed” before smoking because you cannot smoke them as solid blocks, you have to break the tobacco back up into smaller pieces.
Plug is probably the most commonly seen type of tobacco on tobacco tins, however you can’t smoke the rounds directly and there are many sub-types of plug based on how the rounds are cut or shredded.
Chip Plug – The plug is cut into smaller “chips” suitable for smoking Crushed Plug – The plug is crushed, similar to rubbing by hand Granulated Plug – The plug is ground into a small enough grain to allow smoking without the buyer of the tobacco having to rub out the plug themselves.
Everyone knows the success of the Camel brand but their packaging has always been focused on soft-pack cardboard packs instead of the tin cans used to package Prince Albert.
The company used very successful advertising and promotional campaigns well into the 1990s before legislation outlawed such tactics.