The Snuff Tobacco Reference


A hogshead is a large sort of cask that has been used to contain diverse kinds of wet and dry goods including tobacco. Hogsheads have not a universal specification but vary by industry and locale, where they can be regulated. Tobacco hogsheads were packed with hands of tobacco with the aid of an apparatus, and specifically either a tobacco prize or a screw press, this operation being termed prizing. Special rolling roads of wood were built as to facilitate the transportation of packed hogsheads to market, such roads typically connecting the packing facility, which in the case of tobacco oftentimes was the farm, to the next in line, with the hogsheads being pulled along by a horse with apparatus.