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Our History - U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company

Our History
Our History
The evolution of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company mirrors closely the explosive growth of the United States over the past two centuries. Copenhagen – our first product – today remains at the heart of our company. As one of the oldest branded products still in use in America, it is a lasting symbol of quality that is reflected in all of the products we now manufacture.
1822-1929    |     1930-1969     |     1970-1999     |     2000-Present



1822-1929

1822
George Weyman, inventor of Copenhagen Snuff, opens his tobacco shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1905
Weyman & Bro. is acquired by the American Tobacco Company.

1911
Following the break-up of American Tobacco, the newly named Weyman-Bruton Company incorporates and publishes its first annual report, showing net earnings of $77,454.

1921
Weyman-Bruton acquires Joseph G. Dill Inc. and United States Tobacco Company.

1922
Weyman-Bruton becomes the United States Tobacco Company.

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