Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 5, 1931 · Page 25
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 25

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 5, 1931
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MASON CITY. GLOBE-GA/ETTE MARCH 5 ··1931 . / ' · - ; · - _. - . . . we spend i ' . · · ' ' ' , put CAMEL cigarettes * - ' ' · · ^£*J^^ in the new HUMIDOR PACK have been in the tobacco business a long time down here at Winston-Salem and we take a lot of pride in the quality of the cigarettes we make. - - While we have spent a good many million dollars advertising Camels, we've always held to the old fashioned idea that the thing that really counts is what we pat into our cigarette and not what we say about it. If we know anything about tobacco, and we think we do, Camels contain the choicest Turkish and the mellowest, ripest domestic leaves that money can buy. In fact we have every reason to be proud of the quality of Camels as they come from the factory, but the remark of an old ; i - : ' , · friend of ours from Denver some tune ago emphasized a point that has been the problem of the cigarette industry for years. i As he inhaled the smoke from a Camel we gave him in our offices one morning, he sighed with very evident enjoyment and then asked jokingly, "What is this, a special blend reserved for Camel executives?" "Certainly not," we told him. "This package of Camels was bought at the corner store this morning." "Well," he gaid,"I've been a dyed in the wool Camel smoker for a good many years, but upon my soul I never got a cigarette as good as this inDenver. If you would give the rest of the world the kind of Camels you sell here in Winaton-Salem, you ought to have all the cigarette business there is." J.HAT statement simply emphasized ' again the cigarette industry's most important problem. The more we thought about it, the surer we were that he was dead right, and that somehow, something must be done. Denser wasn't getting a fair break. .Neither in fact was any other town, i The only people who really knew how good Camels could be, were the folks right here in Winston-Salem. { That was due to a factor no cigarette manufacturer bad ever been able to control. Naturally there is no difference whatever in the quality of tke tobacco in Camels, whether you buy them in Winston-Salem, Denver or Timbuctoo. But up to now there has been a very real difference in the condition of the cigarettes by the time "'·' ' ' i · they reached the smoker. The flavor and mildness of fine tobacco depend upon the retention of its natural, not added, moisture content which is prime at about ten per cent. In spite of our great pains always to make sure Camels left the* factory with just the right amount of natural moisture, no cigarette package had ever yet been designed that could prevent that precious moisture from drying out. T - ' · , . .. 3ERE are three things about a cigarette that can sting the tongue and unkindly burn the throat. (1) Cheap tobaccos. (2) Particles of peppery dust left in the tobacco because of inefficient cleaning methos. (3),^t parched dry condition of the tobacco due to loss of natural moisture by overheating or evaporation. Always certain of the quality of our tobaccos we had already made Camel a **duslless" cigarette by the use of a specialiy^de- signed vacuum cleaning apparatus exclusive with our factory. Now, if we could perfect a package that would actually act as a humidor and retain the natural moisture content, then Yuma, Arizona, could enjoy Camels as much as we do here at Winston-Salem: We knew what we wanted. We tried many things. We asked the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory to help us. . After many experiments and humidity tests covering all methods of packing cigarettes came the detailed report of which this is the net: (A) No existing cigarette package, including those wrapped in glassine paper or ordinary cellophane, gives anything like adequate protection against evaporation. (B) Alt cigarettes so packed tend to dry out rapidly from the day they are released from the factory. · , (C) Only a waterproof material with a specially devised air-tight seal could give tliedesvcedprotection. / . - i . (D) This measure., while costly, could be relied on to keep Camels in prime condition for at least three months in any climate. If you have a technical bent, the graph below made by the Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory will show you the exact results of their exhaustive study. · 25 DAY CHART OF CIGARETTE MOISTURE LOSS ^^^H ·f Average 5O packages ^^^^^^^| ·JU 3.0 40 3JO 2.0 IX) X;*·-- '-i .' ·-- · D · /'* 1 X* !·** »-- · 5 ^,.';;^ : **· a .--·' :*'*' ·-^ o /·' ^ --·» '- 2 Unwrapped Package Glassine Wrapped Package Regular Cellophane Wrapped Package ^~ Camel Humidor Back S DAYS ·uttF- 1 | Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory Report N°15047Jan.l2.1931 ^^^^| Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory chart above graphically shotosyoit that only the Camel Humidor Pack delivers cigarettes to you in prime condition XOU may be sure we gave this report a lot of careful study. We checked it and re-checked it and then we went ahead. We tried this device and that. At last we met success. The air-tight wrapping involved the designing of special processes, special machines. That costs a lot of money, more than §2,000,000 the first year, but after you have tried Camels packed this modern new way we are sure you will agree it is a fine investment. For some time now every Camel that has left our factory has gone out in this new Humidor Pack. We have said nothing about it until now, to make sure your dealer would be able to supply you when the good news came out. Camel smokers of course have already discovered that their * favorite cigarette is better and milder now than ever before. If you aren't a Camel smoker, try them just to see what a difference there really is between harsh, dried out tobacco and a properly conditioned cigarette. You can feel the difference, you can hear the difference and you certainly can taste the difference. Of course we're prejudiced. We always have believed that Camel is the world's best cigarette. Now we know it. Just treat yourself to Camels in the mew Humidor Pack and gee if you don't agree. R. J. R E Y N O L D S TOBACCO C O M P A N Y ,, N. U*

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