The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Tobacco Scrap

Scrap matter is liable to be generated in tobacco working and handling operations and commonly is grouped into broad categories. Pickups describes the tobacco leaf of good condition collected from the floor of an auction house or warehouse having there fallen from a bundle of tobacco, and pickups sometimes disparate are together rebundled and sold. Returns describes the fragmentary tobacco scrap resulting from a tobacco manufacturing process, and more specifically the larger such parts that do not pass through a given sieve. Smalls describes the tobacco particulate gotten from sifting tobacco returns, and smalls would commonly be put to snuff manufacture. Sweepings describes the tobacco matter typically fragmentary, injured, or powdered gotten from sweeping the floor of any sort of tobacco facility.


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