Advert for Player's Navy Cut, cigarettes

John Player bought a tobacconists shop in Broad
Road, Nottingham, in 1877, capitalising on the contemporary
popularity of prerolled cigarettes and prepacked, labelled tobacco.
In 1881 he bought land nearby and established three factory
buildings. Two he rented to lace manufacturers, the third he kept
for himself and his cigarette manufacturing business.Player's Navy
Cut were perhaps the company's …