Vintage old cigars mold. L. Bezemer & Zn. Helmond
Elongated rectangular cigars mold made of wood, consisting of two parts. The lower section has 20 cut-outs for cigars and on the left and right a hole. The lid has 20 caps and on both sides a pin (the so-called pin connection). On the top of the lid is burned in a frame: "L. Bezemer & Zn. Helmond Holland No. 1714".
This two-piece wooden cigar mold for 20 small cigars is in a fine vintage condition. Nice to combine with some old cigar tins!
- Height: 6 cm.
- Length: 59 cm.
- Width: 10,5 cm.
A cigar is a tightly-rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco leaf, rolled in a series of types and sizes, that is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the mouth.
Cigar tobacco is grown in significant quantities in a lot of places, including: Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canary Islands (Spain), Italy and the Eastern United States.
The origins of cigar smoking are still unknown. In Guatemala, a ceramic pot dating back to the tenth century features a Mayan smoking tobacco leaves tied together with a string. Sikar, the term for smoking used by the Maya, may have inspired the name cigar.