The Old Glory looks great; it boasts some great features too. It’s made of wood and has gold-plated quadrant lid hinges. It has a felt-lined bottom that prevents scratching, and it holds up to 100 cigars.
But those are just the features. It’s the meaning and the emotion behind it that ultimately makes it so compelling. Harkening back to the 1800s, William Driver was the one to nickname the country’s flag “Old Glory”. He was an American sea captain in the early 1800s, and he used to hoist Old Glory from the mast of his ship. The flag was both large and sturdy at 10 feet tall by 17 feet wide. Even after his sea days were over, he was known to display Old Glory using a rope extended from his house to a tree across the street.