Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company
The Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company
(also known as Helme Tobacco Company
) of Wheeling
, West Virginia
was a tobacco company. They were best known for their Mail Pouch chewing tobacco
. Mail Pouch was a popular chew advertised on over 20,000 barns
, most of which were located in the rural Ohio River Valley
. Each barn had an end or side painted with the familiar Mail Pouch lettering and advertising, "Treat yourself to the best."
The brothers began manufacturing cigars in 1879 as a side-line to Samuel Bloch's wholesale grocery business. It was discovered that the left-over cigar clippings could be flavored and packaged in a paper bag, and then sold. Mail Pouch chewing tobacco is still produced by Swisher International Group.
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