The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Tobacco Grater and Tobacco Grating

A tobacco grater is a specialised utensil of various forms that is used to reduce tobacco material for the purpose of making snuff. Grating is an obsolete manufacturing process belonging to the pre-industrial era that was performed oftentimes by the consumer or the tobacconist, who typically would work a processed tobacco product such as a carrot and make an inevitably coarse and irregular snuff, and grating was displaced by industrial pulverisation and grinding processes.


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  2. The Columbian Cyclopedia. Rappee. Volume 25. 1897.
  3. Imperial Group Review. Imperial Tobacco Group Limited. Volume 4; Number 3; Issue 1973-05; Page 12. 1973. Digitised version