American-made Cigar Humidors

November 10, 2021

American-made Cigar Humidors

Looking for a great gift for a cigar lover? We have just the thing to impress. These are our custom, American-made cigar humidors!

These are handsome handcrafted cigar humidors, made from “rift sawn” white oak. They were designed out of Pennsylvania, USA. We designed the humidors ourselves, which means that they're available exclusively at The Great Republic. The humidors were created in a limited edition of only 25 per design, and each is numbered on the inside lid. The humidors are available either with a hand-stamped seal of George Washington’s 1789 Inaugural button or a depiction of an elephant.

The humidors use a patented moisturizing system, designed to provide the ideal environment for storing cigars. Cigars need to be maintained in an environment of controlled humidity and temperature similar to the countries to where the tobacco is grown, to mature properly and allow the cigar to burn cool and produce a pleasant aroma and flavor. This can only be done with the use of a quality cigar humidor, crafted with a tight seal and proper hygrometer.

The humidors are beautifully hand constructed of “rift sawn” white oak. White oak is native to the eastern U.S., south to Florida and the Gulf states. It is the state tree of Maryland and Connecticut and it has produced fine oak lumber and veneers since the late 1700s. Thus, the trees maintain a significant reputation in historical furniture and mill-work. The wood is light tan in color and is one of the heaviest, strongest, and hardest of the oaks. These humidors are crafted from white oak that has been rift sawn for an even, sturdy finish.

Two styles of humidors are available: one depicting George Washington's inaugural seal and one depicting an elephant. George Washington’s 1789 inauguration drew large crowds. Buttons and memorabilia stamped with Washington’s name, the National seal, and symbolic imagery, such as the one depicted on this humidor lid, were sold to a public eager to have a commemorative item to remember and celebrate the new beginning of their nascent nation. This Inaugural button depicts a proud heraldic bald eagle with its wing’s outstretched. In the eagle’s left talon is the small bundle of three arrows, an indication of the strength and power of this newly unified nation. Its right talon clutches an olive branch, a universal symbol of peace. Above the eagle’s head shines a sun with a large number of rays shining brightly, to symbolize a new dawn or beginning for America as a country. Over the eagle’s chest is an escutcheon with seven horizontal stipples and thirteen vertical stripes. Encircling the eagle is the text “March the fourth 1789 memorable era.” March 4, 1789 was the start date for the first presidential term.

The elephant humidor features a stamped depiction of an elephant on the lid. The elephant appears to be in mid-stride with large tusks. The design is sleek and clean. The elephant stands as a symbol of the Republican party, but this humidor can also be a thoughtful gift to anyone who appreciates animals and nature.

Order your cigar humidors today! These make incredible gifts for the holidays. They feature a historically-inspired design, and are guaranteed to be a signature talking piece in any home.






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