John J. Mauser: Manufacturer of Clear Havana Cigars

Dublin Core

Title

John J. Mauser: Manufacturer of Clear Havana Cigars

Alternative Title

John J. Mauser

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Cigar industry--Florida
Cigar bands and labels--United States
Cigars
Factories--United States

Description

A newspaper article from the Industrial Edition of Sanford Chronicle, which was published by The Sanford Herald. The article is about John J. Mauser, a cigar manufacturer who opened a factory, located at 120 North Park Avenue, in Downtown Sanford, Florida in 1910. The cigar shop occupied the space from approximately 1910 to 1922. Mauser manufactured Lucky Sanford, Banker's Choice, and Clear Havana cigars. As of 2011, this building was occupied by St. Johns Realty Company, led by A. Bart Peterson.

The cigar industry was first brought to Florida by Cuban immigrants in the 1830s and became one of the most important industries in the Southeast by the last quarter of the 19th century, with Tampa serving as the cigar manufacturing center in the state. In the late 1800s, cigar factories began to appear in various other Florida cities, such as Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Cigar manufacturing first appeared in Sanford sometime between 1909 and 1912. The Florida cigar industry came to its peak in the first quarter of the 20th century, but then declined during the Great Depression and World War II, due to the accumulation of labor union conflicts over the years, the mechanization of production, and changing consumer demands. The industry was revitalized during the 1950s as production soared, despite the decline of the number of workers. Following the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s and the U.S. embargo on Cuban products in 1962, the Florida cigar industry again declined. The Cuban embargo included tobacco, thus forcing American cigar rollers to begin using Dominican tobacco.

Creator

Woodruff, Edward Talcot

Source

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article, 1910: "John J. Mauser: Manufacturer of Clear Havana Cigars." Sanford Chronicle, Industrial Edition, Winter 1910, page 62: DP0008192. Central Florida Memory. http://digital.library.ucf.edu/cdm/ref/collection/CFM/id/120274.

Publisher

Sanford Chronicle
Holly, R. J.

Date Created

ca. 1910-11-25

Date Copyrighted

1910-11-25

Date Issued

1910-11-25

Has Format

Original newspaper article, 1910: "John J. Mauser: Manufacturer of Clear Havana Cigars." Sanford Chronicle, Industrial Edition, Winter 1910, page 62: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "John J. Mauser: Manufacturer of Clear Havana Cigars." Sanford Chronicle, Industrial Edition, Winter 1910.

Is Part Of

Sanford Chronicle, Industrial Edition, Winter 1910.
Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Cigar Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

24 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

John J. Mauser Cigar Shop, Downtown Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Edward Talcot and published by Sanford Chronicle.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the The Sanford Herald and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Cigar Making in Florida." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/cigar-industry/photos/.
"Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida's Oldest Industry." Florida Memory, Division of Library & Information Services. http://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/cigar/.
Peeples, Vernon. "Shifting from Cuba, Cigar Industry reached from Key West to Tampa." The Herald-Tribune, August 22, 2002. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20020822/COLUMNIST63/208220355.
Robison, Jim. "Sanford's Busy Cigar-Making Business Flourished in 1920." The Orlando Sentinel, January 19, 1997. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-19/news/9701171062_1_cigar-factory-cigar-boxes-cuban-cigars.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Tampa Florida. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007.

Transcript

John J. Mauser
Manufacturer of CLEAR HAVANA CIGARS

Mr. Mauser has lately opened a factory in Sanford. His goods are of excellent quality and much enjoyed by those who appreciate a good article.

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 newspaper article

Locations

Categories

Transcribe This Item

  1. SCC00617.jpg