The origins of Sutliff Tobacco Company go back to the mid-19th century. In 1849 H.W. Sutliff founded the Sutliff Tobacco Company in San Francisco, California. From the mid-19th century until the early 1900’s the company primarily operated as a retail establishment, selling cigars and pipe tobaccos. Starting in 1933, the company began manufacturing its flagship brand “Mixture 79”.