Murray, Sons and Company Ltd began trading in Belfast in 1810, and became a limited company in 1884. By 1921, it shared most of the Belfast manufacture of tobacco, cigarettes and snuff with Gallaher Limited, who had moved to Belfast in 1867. Dunlop McCosh Cunningham took over the running of the works in the mid-1920s from his uncle. The firm produced Erinmore and Yachtsman Navy Cut brands, though the cigarettes were not the superior quality that the pipe tobacco proved to be.
This red and yellow tin used to contain some of the high quality pipe tobacco made by the company, however, it is now empty of its contents. The tin is in very good condition. There are no major dents or bumps, though, there is the odd scuff and some patina to be found. Made in Northern Ireland.