On the picture
you can see a factory of cigars located in Havana. Th Real
Fabricas de Tobaco has been founded by Don Jaime Partages who
himself has been working for many years in the Cuban Tobacco
business. The factory has been established in 1845 on 60
Industria Street in Havana, Cuba. At this period Don Jaime
Partages had the best plantations of tobacco in the Vuelta Abajo.
Some years later Don Jaime was killed on one of his plantations.
It is said that he has been by one of his rival because of
jealousy in a love affair. Jose Partages, the son of Don Jaime
Partages ran the business after his father’s death. But the
factory of cigars and its make name was afterwards sold to Jose
Bance. In 1900 Jose Bance sold the factory to the company
Cifuentes, Fernandez y Cia. Later on Don Fernandez left the
company and Ramon Cifuentes Llano formed a new firm with
Francisco Pego Pita. In 1938 Cifuentes passed away and two years
Francisco Pego also died. And the family from Cifuentes were
left alone with the whole company as the family of Pego did not
ask for their part. The firm was renamed Cifuentes y Cia and in
1954 they bought the brands Bolivar and La Glorias Habana. They
became in 1958 the second largest cigar exporter in Cuba.