"her packet of Weights"
1960's advertising poster showing Player's sailor logo
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike1960's advertising poster showing Player's sailor logo - Credit: Felix O, Flickr
Weights were cigarettes made by John Player & Sons (usually known just as Players), a tobacco company established in Nottingham in 1877.

In 1901, Players became part of the Imperial Tobacco Group, but the name Players and the company's distinctive sailor logo were retained.

Weights were originally known as Player's No. 1 Virginia, but the name was changed at the turn of the 20th Century to reflect the fact that the cigarettes were sold by weight, not number.

Follow this link and this link to see some early Weights cigarette packets.