The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Weasand and Weasand Packing

Snuff tobacco was formerly packed by some American manufacturers into weasands or the tracheas of cows, such being desired by certain consumers for the distinctive flavor imparted to the tobacco contents. Weasands were prepared in a process of stages that included separation, trimming, washing, and varnishing, and would be packed with the aid of a machine. Weasands were entirely displaced in use by the various sorts of containers of tin, cardboard, paper, and glass. Compare Bladder and Bladder Packing.


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  2. Dictionary of Occupational Titles. United States Department of Labor. Second Edition; Volume 1; Page 1474. 1949.
  3. The Early Snuff Mills of New Jersey. Harry Bischoff Weiss; Grace M. Weiss. Pages 80–81. 1962. Digitised version