|Title:||Tool; Golden's Cigar Box Opener.|
Cigar box lids were generally held in the closed position with one small tack. Gratas tools were often given out to favorite customers by manufacturers and sellers. This tool was mass produced from a large wood construction spike. The beveled end was slid between the box and lid and twisted to open the lid. Sometimes the tack stayed in place and tore a hole through the cardboard lid. The small "V" groove at the beveled end of the tool was used to remove the tack. The head of the spike serves as a hammer head for replacing said tack. Embossed on the tool: obverse; "Golden's Blue Ribbon Cigars," reverse "A. J. Golden, York, PA."
5 1/2" long x 1 3/4 " tall.