The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Bladder and Bladder Packing

Snuff tobacco was formerly and widely packed by manufacturers into the bladders of cows, such being desired by certain consumers for the distinctive flavor imparted to the tobacco contents. Bladders were prepared in a process of stages that included separation, trimming, and curing, and were packed by hand. Compare Weasand and Weasand Packing.


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  2. The Employments of Women. Virginia Penny. Snuff Packers. Section 509; Pages 472–473. 1863.
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