1991 Por Larranaga Lolas en Cedro


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» These are handmade, though MRN indicates that these are a machine-made cigar.

Losas en Cedro are Machine-made.

The ones you have with the "Totalmente a Mano" are in fact the Machine-bunched hand-finished variety (where only the wrapper is applied by hand).

There was also a Fully machine-made version.

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» » These are handmade, though MRN indicates that these are a machine-made

» cigar.

»

» Losas en Cedro are Machine-made.

»

» The ones you have with the "Totalmente a Mano" are in fact the

» Machine-bunched hand-finished variety (where only the wrapper is applied

» by hand).

»

» There was also a Fully machine-made version.

That's interesting, thanks for the info! Do hand finished cigars typically bear the Totalmente a mano iron?

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» That's interesting, thanks for the info! Do hand finished cigars

» typically bear the Totalmente a mano iron?

Yes. Appears on boxes from 1989 on. Hand finishing of machine bunched cigars (by the hand application of the wrapper) was reduced in the 1990's and was fully phased out by circa 2002. No longer produced by Habanos.

Presumably used to distinguish between the hand finished and the fully machine made version....but only when there was no handmade version (which was the usual case).

This was the policy but we are talking about Cuba.....anything can happen.

A current example of variation from policy, is that the few current Habanos that are still short-filler are supposed to have TC printed on the box but still not happening in all cases.

Another recent example is in 2004 when Habanos decided to added cigar bands to the SLB cabinet boxes....it took until 2006 to finally get all cigars banded.

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» » That's interesting, thanks for the info! Do hand finished cigars

» » typically bear the Totalmente a mano iron?

»

» Yes. Appears on boxes from 1989 on. Hand finishing of machine bunched

» cigars (by the hand application of the wrapper) was reduced in the 1990's

» and was fully phased out by circa 2002. No longer produced by Habanos.

»

» Presumably used to distinguish between the hand finished and the fully

» machine made version....but only when there was no handmade version (which

» was the usual case).

»

» This was the policy but we are talking about Cuba.....anything can

» happen.

»

» A current example of variation from policy, is that the few current

» Habanos that are still short-filler are supposed to have TC printed on the

» box but still not happening in all cases.

»

» Another recent example is in 2004 when Habanos decided to added cigar

» bands to the SLB cabinet boxes....it took until 2006 to finally get all

» cigars banded.

Excellent information! Many thanks :-)

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