The Snuff Tobacco Reference


Fichtennadeltabak was a tobacco leaf product touted for its alleged health qualities which was manufactured into cigars, smoking tobaccos, and snuff tobaccos and which was invented by a Lazarus Morgenthau of Bavaria. Fichtennadeltabak was manufactured from raw tobacco first by utilising vaporous alcohol as to leech the inherent alkaloids and then by boiling the tobacco material together with a pine needle extract as to imbue medicinal properties and a distinct pine needle flavor, the tobacco taking on a red hue as a result. Today it has as its legacy the Bernard snuff product Original F.


  1. Patent 46,855: Improvement in the Manufacture of Cigars, Cigarettes, &c. Lazarus Morgenthau. United States Patent Office. 1865.
  2. Mannheimer Geschichtsbl├Ątter. Mannheimer Fichtennadel-Zigarren. Hermann Waldeck. Year 17; Issue 1916-07/08; Number 7/8. 1916.